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No autopsy planned for Gaddafi

Arab World Materials 23 October 2011 00:53
Libyan military officials say that there is to be no post-mortem carried out on the body of slain Muammar Gaddafi despite growing concerns regarding his death, Press TV reported.
No autopsy planned for Gaddafi

Libyan military officials say that there is to be no post-mortem carried out on the body of slain Muammar Gaddafi despite growing concerns regarding his death, Press TV reported.

Despite the surfacing of contradicting accounts of the Libyan dictator's death, several military commanders confirmed that Gaddafi's body, currently stored in a Misratah vegetable market freezer, will not receive post-mortem services, AFP reported.

''There will be no post-mortem today, nor any day,'' said Misratah military council spokesman Fathi al-Bashaagha, adding that "no one is going to open up his body."

This is while Gaddafi's clan has demanded his burial rights.

Meanwhile the United Nations has also called for a complete investigation into the circumstances of his death.

Earlier, a 22-year-old Sanad al-Sadegh al-Aribi claimed responsibility for the capture and death of Gaddafi, contradicting National Transitional Council (NTC) claims saying that he was shot in crossfire between fighters and his loyalists.

Gaddafi was killed in his hometown of Sirte on Thursday, eight months after an uprising that put an end to 42 years of iron-fist rule by the former dictator.

Ruler since 1969, Gaddafi started to lose his grip on power in February with the outbreak of a popular revolution against his despotic regime.

In August, the fighters wrested command of Tripoli and Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziyah compound in the capital.

Gaddafi is the first Arab dictator to be killed in the wave of the popular uprisings and revolutions, which started to sweep the North Africa and Middle East in the last days of 2010.

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