Fri, 12 Oct GMT death of a dictator bloody pdf – Death of a. Dictator Bloody Vengeance in Sirte morning after his capture and death, Oct 21 . A new Human Rights Watch report suggests opposition militias summarily executed at least 66 captured members of Gaddafi’s convoy in the late dictator’s. Title: Death of a Dictator – Bloody Vengeance in Sirte. Date: Organization: Human Rights Watch. Abbr. Org.: HRW. Section: North America. Document type: .

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Securely preserve all evidence that could shed light on the crimes documented in this report, including video footage and photographic images, and ensure access to the crime scenes for the investigative authorities.

Beirut, October 17, — New evidence collected by Human Vvengeance Watch implicates Misrata-based militias in the apparent execution of dozens of detainees following the capture and death of Muammar Gaddafi one year ago, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. He is seen briefly in the video, having a short exchange with his captors: RSS – Subscribe to information finely tuned to your needs.

However, one close confidant of Gaddafi who spent those days in his company did survive the escape attempt, and was captured alive by one of the Misrata militias: At least 12 of those killed at the Mahari Hotel can be seen alive in a video recording of captured convoy survivors recorded by Misrata fighters at the scene of the convoy battle, and an additional five bodies have been identified by relatives and friends as having been on the convoy.

The guards threw grenades up towards the road, but the cengeance grenade hit the concrete wall and bounced back to fall between Muammar Gaddafi and Abu Bakr Younis. Mansour left and came back, saying all the cars had been destroyed. Aa 2 Tweet As far as Human Rights Watch is aware, no Libyan investigators visited the scenes of the incidents described in this report at the time, or since then, to analyze the information at the scene, and determine if any summary executions or other crimes were committed.

Both are members of the Misrata Lions of the Valley militia. Please note that TheJournal. In one video clip showing Gaddafi in the custody of militia fighters at the drainage pipes just moment after his capture, a dazed but alive young man with his right leg in a cast can be seen sitting down on the ground behind Muammar Gaddafi and his captors, appearing virtually unharmed, with his hands raised in a gesture of surrender.

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Five other bodies at the hotel were identified by relatives and friends. This report presents evidence that Misrata-based militias, after capturing and disarming members of the Gaddafi convoy and bringing them under their total control, subjected them to brutal beatings before apparently executing dozens of them. Muammar Gaddafi and his inner circle, all of whom survived, took shelter in a nearby abandoned villa compound, but came under heavy fire from the militia fighters nearby, who fired on the villa with anti-aircraft guns and mortars.

The relevant civilian and military authorities of a state must investigate war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian law allegedly committed by their forces or nationals of their country, or on their territory, and must prosecute the suspects where appropriate.

On the morning following the final battle, the bodies of at least 66 apparent execution victims were found at the nearby Mahari Hotel, located just a dctator hundred meters north airte the site where militiamen had captured Muammar Gaddafi. The bodies were left at the scene of the battle until October 25, when they were collected by volunteers from the city of Sirte and buried in plastic body bags in a common grave.

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The prosecutor said he was unaware that video footage existed showing some of the victims found at the Mahari alive in custody before their death, that journalists had taken many photographs and video clips of the bodies at the hotel, and that the Ibn Sina hospital in Sirte was functioning at the time and had photographed the bodies. It presents evidence that Misrata-based militias, after capturing and disarming members of the Gaddafi convoy site No similar investigation into the deaths at the Mahari Hotel has been announced.

Under the laws of war, the killing of captured combatants is a war crime, and Libyan civilian and military authorities have an obligation to investigate war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian law. The supervision of the battle was done by Mutassim, we were just companions to [Muammar Gaddafi]. Houses were just left open. According to Human Rights Watch interviews with surviving members of the convoy, Mutassim Gaddafi had decided that their situation had become unsustainable, and organized for the remaining loyalists in District Two to gather at the ad hoc clinic and dexth to flee the besieged district during the early morning hours of October 20, accompanied by the wounded from the clinic as well as the civilians who had remained.


As he was being led onto the main road, a militiaman stabbed him in his anus with what appears to have been a bayonet, causing another rapidly bleeding wound. Munster v Leinster, Guinness Pro RSS feeds available here: Bloody Vengeance in Sirte. Where are you on, you black snake an insulting term for dark-skinned Libyans?

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Please note that TheJournal. Human Rights Watch cannot exclude the possibility that these men were killed in crossfire, committed suicide, dicator were killed by Gaddafi loyalists, but the circumstances are suspicious enough to require further investigation. Bloody Vengeance in Sirte. Mutassim is then made to stand up, and is seen walking unsteadily away when the video ends. Our findings call into question detah assertion by Libyan authorities that Muammar Gaddafi dictato killed in crossfire, and not after his capture.

December 31, News Release. Visiting the Mahari Hotel on October 23 and 24, Human Rights Watch researchers found the walls of the hotel covered with graffiti indicating the names of Misrata-based militias that had been based at the hotel. In an interview with Human Rights Watch, Khalid Ahmed Raid, the commander of the Eastern Coast militia brigade of Misrata, which was based near the scene of the battle and capture, acknowledged that eictator situation with Muammar Gaddafi was out of control: He did not return to Sirte.

It was not our priority because our target was Gaddafi.

When people would leave the city, we would go stay in those emptied areas. The apparent failure to investigate what appears to have been among the most clearcut instances of extrajudicial executions carried out by opposition fighters during the internal conflict shows that the new Libyan authorities have a long way to go to make their professed commitment to the rule of law and ending impunity for human rights abuses a reality.

Inform the Libyan authorities of their obligation to investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute allegations of war crimes committed by bengeance sides to the conflict in Libya, including the crimes documented in this report in which members of anti-Gaddafi militia are implicated. Switch to Mobile Site Night mode Sites: Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for user created content, posts, comments, submissions or preferences.

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