Libya to try Gaddafi killers

Libya`s new rulers said they would prosecute the killers of ousted dictator Gaddafi following the international outcry.

Updated: Oct 27, 2011, 22:38 PM IST

Benghazi: Libya`s new rulers on Thursday said they
would prosecute the killers of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi
following the international outcry over the circumstances of
his death.

"With regards to Gaddafi, we do not wait for anybody to
tell us," said Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, vice chairman of the ruling
National Transitional Council at a news conference in

"We had already launched an investigation. We have issued
a code of ethics in handling of prisoners of war. I am sure
that was an individual act and not an act of revolutionaries
or the national army," the top interim official said.

"Whoever is responsible for that (Gaddafi`s killing) will
be judged and given a fair trial."

The statement came as NATO weighed a possible new role in
Libya following Gaddafi`s controversial death, as France said
the UN would vote on Thursday to end the alliance`s mandate
for an air war on October 31.

Global disquiet has grown over how Gaddafi met his end at
the hands of NTC fighters who hauled him out of a culvert
where he was hiding following a NATO air strike.

Mobile phone videos show him still alive at that point.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin yesterday expressed
his "disgust" at the global media for its graphic coverage of
the ousted leader`s death.

"Almost the entire Gaddafi family was killed. His body
was shown on all the world channels. You could not watch
without disgust," news agencies quoted Putin as saying.

"What is that?" Putin exclaimed. "They show a bloodied
man, wounded, still alive but getting beaten to death. And
they splash that all over the screen."