Gaddafi's tribe demand body for burial

2011-10-22 14:25

Cairo - The tribe of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi urged on Saturday the National Transitional Council to hand over his body to to be buried in their hometown of Sirte according to Islamic rules.

"We call on the UN, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference and Amnesty International to force the National Transitional Council to hand over the martyrs' bodies to our tribe in Sirte and to allow them to perform their burial ceremony in accordance with Islamic customs and rules," the statement from the tribe said.

The statement broadcast by the Syria-based pro-Gaddafi television Al-Rai said relatives demanded that the bodies of Gaddafi, his son and others who were killed on Thursday be handed over immediately.

Gaddafi was captured alive on Thursday by council fighters in Sirte. Some witnesses said he was found hiding in a drainage pipe.

He was then killed along with his son Mutassem. Pictures of their bodies were published by the council before they were reportedly taken to Misrata.

The US government on Friday urged Libya's new leaders to provide "a transparent account" of the death of Gaddafi.

The council's leaders said they would declare plans on Sunday to move the country toward democracy, the Doha-based al Jazeera television reported.

  • mike.kgatla - 2011-10-22 16:45

    Nato killed him, y dont dey wanna hand over de body 4 burial. obssesd killers

      Morné - 2011-10-22 17:45

      No, Nato did not kill him. Rebel fighters killed him. Its been Nato policy not to have any ground troops in Libya. Why should they do the decent thing if Gaddafi never bother to do so. Remember how Anton Hammerl's body was left to rot in the desert while Gaddafi promised that he would be 'released' from 'prison'.

      Gobsky.Raging.Bull - 2011-10-22 18:57

      Lol.. Mike, go look at some youtube videos of Gaddafi, he was still alive. He was killed by the people of Libya :P.

      samkange - 2011-10-22 20:56

      Yes he was killed by some big power, cos these people had in for a long time, means they waited for a command..kud be Ntc chiefs or nato,,eps the one running the show killed him.....they must give his relatives the body, what can the rebels lose? him dead and gwaan already...even if they dont a shrine cah always be built somewhere

  • Anthony - 2011-10-22 18:10

    I say let the rats eat him?

  • Barry - 2011-10-22 18:57

    What a travesty ! The Libyan people are some of the most literate and intelligent people of the face of this earth. Who made that happen ? Gaddafi. Now the assets of that country are in the hands of the rapists of the USA and NATO.

      Brian - 2011-10-22 19:37

      If the people are literate and intelligent, how come they let this maniac 'rule' them for 42 years. 42 years!!!!! Don't believe everything you read or hear about how great Libya is or was. It's all Gaddafi propaganda. Rather like America, really!

      Barry - 2011-10-23 16:54

      @Brian. Maniac ? I don't think so. I suggest you read up on all the good Gaddafi did his country. Then ask yourself why did USA and NATO do what they did. You can only get one answer. Greed!

  • jmbiza - 2011-10-24 09:33

    Where ever there are resources (oil), the USA has got interest. Where there is nothing like in Zimbabwe they will ignore Mugabe's noise and monopoly. Greedy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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