Oct 17, 2012
Militia forces from the Libyan city of Misrata executed dozens of detainees following the capture and death of Muammar Gaddafi a year ago this week, according to a new report from the group Human Rights Watch.
Almost 70 members of the former Libyan dictator’s convoy were abused and executed after Gaddafi’s own capture and death in the city of Sirte last October, the human rights group alleges.
The report – Death of a Dictator: Bloody Vengeance in Sirte – details Gaddafi’s final hours and includes evidence that appears to prove captured pro-Gaddafi fighters caught attempting to leave the city, including Gaddafi’s son Mutassim, were murdered.
Mutassim was allegedly killed after being taken to Misrata, which suffered a months-long siege by pro-government troops. He had been filmed alive in the city earlier in the day, but later footage showed him dead from a fresh wound to the throat not visible in the first video after his capture.
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 3:04 am