Gadhafi Sodomized by Fighter; Burial Tomorrow

Video shows rebel assaulting him with knife or stick
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2011 5:55 PM CDT
A Libyan former rebel fighter kicks a graffiti depicting Moammar Gadhafi with "Allah Hakbar, God is Great" written on top, Thursday Oct. 20, 2011.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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(Newser) – While Libyan rebels say Gadhafi will be buried tomorrow, it appears one freedom-fighter sodomized the former leader during his capture and murder last week. A closer look at video of the scene shows a rebel inserting a stick or knife into Gadhafi's rear end as he is dragged from a drainpipe, GlobalPost reports. It was likely a knife from the end of a gun, called a Bicketti, or a Becker Knife known popularly as a BKT.

International and human rights groups were already calling for an inquiry into Gadhafi's death; any abuse of prisoners is not permitted by the Geneva Convention. The video and stills are here, but be warned—the content is gruesome. As for his funeral, a rebel spokesman says Gadhafi, his son Muatassim, and the former defense minister will be buried tomorrow at a hidden location in an unmarked grave, the AP reports. (Click through to read about Gadhafi's last words.)

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