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Monday, 24 October 2011

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown

Further pressure has been applied on Libya's new government, the National Transitional Council (NTC), as the bodies of 53 Gaddafi loyalists were found in a government controlled hotel late yesterday afternoon. After only a brief examination of the bodies, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) have suggested the bodies were found bound with a single bullet wound to the head suggesting the Gaddafi loyalists were executed by government forces only hours after the announcement of Gaddafi's death.

Officials from the NTC have denied all involvement in the apparent executions and have insisted on a full review, this however may not be enough to appease either NATO or the UN after an official post mortem carried out Sunday concluded that Gaddafi had also died of a bullet to the head whilst bound.

Peter Bocukeart of the HRW has called for the NTC to keep a closer eye on those who fight for them, saying "The evidence suggests that some of the victims were shot while being held as prisoners, when that part of Sirte was controlled by anti-Gaddafi brigades who appear to act outside the control of the NTC"

This may not be the end of the problem for the NTC as the Human Rights Watch are also looking to link them to the 'suspsicious' deaths of an additional 95 Gaddafi Loyalist all found near to where Gaddafi was captured.

What are your opinions?
Do two wrongs make a right, does the end justify the means?