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Exactly a year to the day after the death of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, his influence is still the cause of violence according to the country’s current de facto leader.

In Tripoli, many police duties are still being carried out by militiamen, proud to show off their firearms permits. The streets are still awash with weapons.

A lawyer representing the Gaddafi family wants to see those who killed the former dictator brought to justice.

Nick Kaufman, who has been hired by Gaddafi’s daughter Aisha said: “I have no doubt in my mind that he was murdered. Murdered in the most brutal and horrible fashion. It’s a matter of justice, the rule of law, that the people who committed this crime be brought to justice. And not just the people who committed the crime, but their superiors in the hierarchy.”

Despite the scenes of Gaddafi’s capture near Sirte – or perhaps because of them – Libya’s current leader Mohammed Magarief has singled out the former Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid as a haven for lawlessness.

The man who found Gaddafi in a drain a year ago, Omran Shaban, is now dead after two months in detention there.

Today, the army’s artillery are raining shells on Bani Walid in an attempt to restore order there.

Libya’s leaders admit that the country is not as liberated as they had hoped one year ago when they declared it free.

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