UN rights chief urges probe into Kadhafi's death

21st October 2011, Comments 0 comments

The circumstances surrounding the death of Libya's ousted despot Moamer Kadhafi are unclear and an investigation is needed, the UN human rights chief said Friday.

"On the issue of Kadhafi's death yesterday, the circumstances are still unclear," Navi Pillay's spokesman Rupert Colville said.

"There should be some kind of investigation given what we saw yesterday."

Question marks remained about how Kadhafi met his end -- mobile phone footage appeared to show him captured bloodied but still alive and then killed by his captors.

"The two videos... taken together are very disturbing," noted Colville.

Nevertheless, Kadhafi's death and the fall of Sirte has led to a "new era" for Libya.

"One key aspect to obtain closure on the legacy of Kadhafi would be to ensure that justice is done," added the spokesman.

© 2011 AFP

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