This content is not available in your region

Gaddafi body to be given to family

Access to the comments Comments
Gaddafi body to be given to family
Text size Aa Aa

An autopsy on the body of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has confirmed he had gunshot wounds to the stomach and head.

After being examined by doctors on Saturday night, the body was transferred back to the cold storage in Misrata where people continue to queue to see it. Reports on a Lebanese television station claim viewers are being charged to see the Gaddafi, and have to pay more to take a photo.

Moustapha Goubrani, a member of the NTC government, said the body would be afforded the proper rites: “We will bury him according to our Islamic religious rules. He will be handed over to his people and they will bury him according to their will.”

The decision about Gaddafi’s body will be a relief to his wife, who requested the remains be returned to Gaddafi’s hometown, Sirte.

International criticism of the deposed leader’s killing has come from British Defence Minister Philip Hammond who said the country’s new leadership is now “stained”.