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UN rights chief warns against Gaddafi assassination

Rebel leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil, in Tripoli, also offered an amnesty to "members of (Gaddafi`s) close circle who kill him or capture him."



Geneva: The UN human rights chief warned
on Friday against bounty hunters who may be seeking to kill Libyan
leader Muammar Gaddafi, saying that all assassinations are
"not within the rule of law."

"The rule of law is essential. That applies to Gaddafi as
well as everybody else," said Rupert Colville, spokesman for
the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a response to a
question on the USD 1.67 million reward put on Gaddafi`s head,
dead or alive.

"Clearly, rule of law would apply to summary executions.
Summary execution is not permissible in peace time or in war
time," he stressed.

Libyan rebels on Wednesday put a price of USD 1.67
million, on the head of strongman Muammar Gaddafi, dead or
alive.

Rebel leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil, in Tripoli, also
offered an amnesty to "members of (Gaddafi`s) close circle who
kill him or capture him."

Colville said that the "best solution" would be to
capture Gaddafi alive and follow through with the arrest
warrant issued by the International Criminal Court.

In addition, he called on "all people in positions of
authority, including field commanders in Libya, to take action
to ensure that no crimes or acts of revenge are committed."

PTI

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