Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Libya: Muammar Gaddafi buried in a secret place in the desert on Tuesday


Muammar Gaddafi, who was based in Misrata since his death, was buried Tuesday in the evening an undisclosed location in the Libyan desert, reports Al-television Jazeera citing sources within the Libyan National Transition Council (CNT) .

"He will be buried tomorrow (Tuesday) in a simple burial in the presence of sheikhs. This will take place at an unknown location in the desert, "said an official of the CNT, reached by telephone by Reuters. The new Libyan authorities had decided earlier in the day (Monday) not to publicly expose the remains of Muammar Gaddafi and his son Mouatassim.
Since his death, the body of Muammar Gaddafi, transferred to Misrata, had been exposed to the public and thousands of Libyans marched in the cold store in a suburb of the Libyan city where his body lay, wrapped in a blanket, on a bloodstained mattress. At his side lay Mouatassim and defense minister. Given the incessant comings and goings, refrigeration was not sufficient to prevent an early breakdown of the body. "The body could not hold it any longer," said the phone the head of the CNT.
Gaddafi wanted to be buried in Sirte
Very few Libyans are moved because the guide and his son are still not buried four days after their death, as is the Muslim ritual which prescribes a funeral the day of death, preferably before sunset .
In his will, Muammar Gaddafi asked to sit in Sirte, his hometown where he died in circumstances that remain unclear after being captured by fighters of the CNT.
The leaders of the CNT wanted them that the former Libyan leader is buried in a secret location to prevent his grave became a place of pilgrimage for his followers. The tribe of Gaddafi in Sirte and the region, she asked that the body be returned to him for burial in his hometown. "No agreement was found with his tribe for a given body," said the head of the CNT joined Monday night.
(Sources: 20minutes.fr & Reuters)

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