Cosatu condemns publishing of Gaddafi pictures

2011-10-21 11:41

Cosatu today condemned the way media around the world were broadcasting and publishing images of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s body.

“This triumphalism is an example of imperialist barbarism at its worst,” Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven said in a statement today.

“The only force that has the right to overthrow his dictatorial regime is the Libyan people and not the military might of imperialist powers whose sole concern is to safeguard and promote their economic interests in this oil-rich country,” Craven said.

He said Gaddafi should have been charged in the International Court of Justice and not executed in a manner that resembled “cold-blooded murder”.

Gaddafi was shot dead in his hometown of Sirte yesterday.

As news of his death spread, images of the 69-year-old former leader’s bloodied body were broadcast across the globe.

Gaddafi is the first leader to be killed in the Arab Spring uprisings that began in the Middle East last year.

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