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`Don`t shoot`, pleaded Gaddafi when captured

"Don`t shoot, don`t shoot" were the last words of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi who was known for savage killing of dissidents during his reign of 42 years.



Tripoli: "Don`t shoot, don`t shoot" were the
last words of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi who was
known for savage killing of dissidents during his reign of 42
years in the North African country.

69-year-old Gaddafi pleaded for mercy when rebels
captured him while he was trying to flee from a drain where he
was hiding in Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two
months after the regime fell in August.

The BBC reported that a rebel fighter claimed that
Gaddafi was hiding in a hole in the centre of the city and
pleaded "don`t shoot".

The man brandished a golden pistol he took off the former
Libyan leader, who was lying dead nearby.

Gaddafi`s heavy-handed approach to quelling the protests
against his regime was characterized by the International
Federation for Human Rights as a strategy of scorched earth.
The UN referred the massacres of unarmed civilians to the
International Criminal Court.

The ICC issued arrest warrants on June 27, 2011 for
Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and his brother-in-law
Abdullah al-Senussi, head of state security for charges,
concerning crimes against humanity committed against political
opponents.

PTI

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