The Libyan Popular National Movement stated today,
امريكا تطلب تحقيقا حول استشهاد الزعيم معمر القذافي”
المتحدثة باسم وزارة الخارجية الامريكية فيكتوريا نولاند تلح على من هم فى طرابلس بأن تجري تحقيقا فعليا حول هذه المعلومات (لمنظمة هيومن رايتس ووتش) على استشهاد الزعيم معمر القذافي ورفاقه … قائلة نريد ملاحقة المسؤولين عن هذه الاعمال طبقا للالتزامات الدولية”.
American Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Victoria Noland, demands that the Libyan government investigate the crimes reported by Human Rights Watch regarding the murder of Muammar Gaddafi and his companions … adding, “We want to prosecute those responsible for such acts in accordance with international obligations.”
The report is blatant propaganda and another imperialist assault on the people of Sirte, and on the dignity of those who died that day, including Muammar and Mu’tasim Gaddafi and Abu Bakr Younis.
Human Rights Watch report on rebel massacre in Sirte
In interesting timing, Human Rights Watch have (16th October 2012) published a report by Peter Bouckaert, which provides proof of a rebel massacre of prisoners following the killing of Colonel Gaddafi.
The 50-page report, “Death of a Dictator: Bloody Vengeance in Sirte,” details the final hours of Muammar Gaddafi’s life and the circumstances under which he was killed. It presents evidence that Misrata-based militias captured and disarmed members of the Gaddafi convoy and, after bringing them under their total control, subjected them to brutal beatings. They then executed at least 66 captured members of the convoy at the nearby Mahari Hotel. The evidence indicates that opposition militias took Gaddafi’s wounded son Mutassim from Sirte to Misrata and killed him there.
Most of this will be old news to readers of this site – but interesting that HRW wishes to bring it to the attention of an American audience, just as the State Department is preparing for more intervention in Benghazi.
(As an interesting aside – the Huffington Post, which is now part of AOL, has censored our comment on the HRW article which criticised HRW’s disgraceful coverage of the Libyan conflict in which it turned a blind eye to the racist atrocities being committed there.)
HRW are still peddling the myth of a ‘peaceful revolution for human rights in Libya’ and purport to be shocked to discover the current “Libyan authorities” have made no attempt to investigate the murders of the loyalist prisoners in Sirte.
According to their report HRW had a “team” in Sirte around this time, so perhaps they will produce a report, at some stage, about the NATO and rebel bombing of the town?