Libya's New Leaders 'Failed to Investigate Gaddafi's Death'
October 17, 2012
An investigation into Muammar Gaddafi's violent death last year has challenged the version of events given by Libya's new rulers. Human Rights Watch commented on the gruesome footage showing the ex-dictator being mocked and beaten. Officials initially said he was killed in crossfire. The new report also accuses former rebels of beating and executing dozens of Gaddafi supporters. "There cannot be acquiescence by the government to allow such crimes to go unpunished. That is very dangerous moving forward, because that, in a sense, gives the message that these kinds of abuses against former Gaddafi or pro-Gaddafi affiliated - whether security forces or politicians or citizens -- that that will go unpunished, that that will be accepted. And that can give a green light to the kind of targeted assassinations we've seen in the east of Libya for example," said Heba Morayef, Middle East and North Africa researcher for Human Rights Watch.
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