Cell phone videos of Muammar Gadaffi’s capture and death have seemingly revealed how brutally the deposed dictator was tortured before he died.
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As a graphic and lasting image of the hatred felt by Libyan people towards Gadaffi, horrific video footage shows the dictator being possibly sodomized with either a knife or some other object by an unidentified rebel fighter. The footage is sure to draw international condemnation.
The rebel fighter was part of the mob that caught the long sought after Gaddafi hiding in a culvert after the convoy he was part of was bombed by NATO troops.
The video footage in question shows the recording device being turned away during an apparent attack and so it was not caught directly by the images. So just like the exact circumstances surrounding his death, these details remain murky.
International human rights groups have condemned the widely televised conditions of Gadaffi's death as illegal.
In a statement through a publicist, Gaddafi’s son, Saadi, said, “These barbaric executions and the grotesque abuse of the corpses make it clear that no person affiliated with the former regime will receive a fair trial in Libya.”
Saadi Gaddafi escaped to Nigeria in September.
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, “We have to lean on facts and international laws. They say that a captured participant of an armed conflict should be treated a certain way. And in any case, a prisoner of war should not be killed.”
Libya’s National Transitional Council maintains that Gaddafi was killed in crossfire and finally laid to rest almost a week after the Libyan strongman was captured in his hometown of Sirte.