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Lawyers: Gadhafi Son Beaten in Prison

Saif al-Islam in 'legal black hole,' they say

(Newser) - Lawyers for Moammar's Gadhafi's imprisoned son, Saif al-Islam, say he is being beaten in a Libyan prison, where he is held in near total isolation. Though Libyan prosecutors initially said he would only be tried for minor crimes involving a camel license and fish farming problems, he is... More »

Gadhafi's Death May Have Been a War Crime

Head of International Criminal Court calls killing suspicious

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's death may amount to a war crime, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said yesterday, adding that he's sent a letter to Libya's National Transitional Council urging it to investigate. "I think the way in which Mr. Gadhafi was killed creates suspicions,... More »

Libya: Gadhafi's Killer Will Be Prosecuted

Misrata fighters reject call for investigation

(Newser) - Libya's National Transitional Council says it will try to bring Moammar Gadhafi's killer to justice. A spokesman for the NTC—which until recently insisted that Gadhafi had been killed in crossfire, despite video of the wounded dictator being attacked and sodomized by rebels—told the al-Arabiya channel that... More »

Gadhafi Buried at Secret Desert Site

Libyan dictator is buried at dawn with son Mutassim

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's final journey was from a meat locker in Misrata to a grave in a secret desert location. A National Transitional Council spokesman says the bodies of the dictator, his son Mutassim, and his former defense minister "were buried at dawn in a secret place with proper... More »

'80s Sitcom Nailed Year of Gadhafi's Death

Matthew Perry's 'Second Chance' had him sent to hell in July 2011

(Newser) - Somebody's ouija board deserves a raise. In this scene from the pilot of Matthew Perry's short-lived 1987 sitcom Second Chance, Moammar Gadhafi is seen dying and meeting St. Peter ... in 2011. ( BuzzFeed picked up on it.) OK, so the show predicted he'd bite the big... More »

After 42 Years, Libya Declares Itself Liberated

Jubilant event celebrates end of Gadhafi regime

(Newser) - The rebels have become rulers, as Libya today declared itself free after 42 years under the iron grip of Moammar Gadhafi. "We declare to the whole world that we have liberated our beloved country, with its cities, villages, hill-tops, mountains, deserts, and skies," said an official at the... More »

Gadhafi Died of Shot to Head: Autopsy

Pathologist will release full report to attorney general

(Newser) - Little surprise here, but an autopsy has concluded that Moammar Gadhafi died of a gunshot to the head. The report was conducted today by Libya's chief pathologist amid international concern over the circumstances of the strongman's death, in light of widespread images of a bloodied but alive Gadhafi... More »

In His Final Days, Gadhafi Tired of Struggle

Aide describes dictator's end, hiding around Sirte

(Newser) - Long accustomed to luxury, Moammar Gadhafi spent his last days shuffling between safe houses in a residential section of Sirte, eking out an increasingly frustrated existence on pasta and rice his guards swiped from empty houses, reports the New York Times . “He would say: ‘Why is there... More »

Gadhafi Hid a Ton of Money

Libyan officials estimate he squirreled away $200B

(Newser) - The Libyan people may have reason to despise Moammar Gadhafi a little bit more: The country's senior officials estimate that the fallen leader's squirreled-away wealth topped the $200 billion mark. As the Los Angeles Times points out, that breaks down to about $30,000 per Libyan, some 30%... More »

Libya to Declare 'Liberation' Tomorrow

Elections will follow in months; Gadhafi still on ice

(Newser) - Libya's new leaders say they will declare liberation tomorrow, a move that will start the clock for elections after months of bloodshed that culminated in the death of Moammar Gadhafi. The National Transitional Council is expected to hold elections for a constitutional assembly within eight months, then organize parliamentary... More »

Gadhafi's Last Words: 'Do You Know Right From Wrong?'

His body is being kept in a market freezer until investigation is over

(Newser) - A translation by Sky News of the video showing the chaotic moments after Moammar Gadhafi's capture zeroes in on what appear to be his final words, reports MSNBC . "What you are doing is not allowed in Islamic law," he shouts to his captors. "What you are... More »

On Libya, Obama Played It Perfectly

He ignored critics who demanded US lead the attacks: David Ignatius

(Newser) - President Obama's "Mr. Cool" approach worked like a charm in Libya, writes David Ignatius. Recall that Obama took heat for doing too much (pushing for military action instead of a mere no-fly zone) and for doing too little (allowing the US to take a back seat to the... More »

8 Killed as Syrian Protesters Celebrate Gadhafi's Death

Developments in Libya inspire protesters

(Newser) - Inspired by the scenes of euphoria in Libya, Syrian protesters poured into the streets today and shouted that President Bashar Assad's regime will be the next to unravel now that Moammar Gadhafi is dead. But Syrian forces fired on the protesters, killing at least eight, activists said. In the... More »

Gadhafi Burial Delayed

UN to probe death; ICC wants his DNA

(Newser) - Libya's transitional leadership has abandoned plans to follow Islamic tradition and bury Moammar Gadhafi today. Officials say they are going to delay the dictator's burial until they can investigate the circumstances of his death and decide on where to inter his body, the AP reports. For now, the... More »

Bodies of Gadhafi, Son Put on Display in Misrata

Libyans crowd in to take photos

(Newser) - It's going to get harder and harder to avoid gruesome images of Moammar Gadhafi. NPR reports that his unclothed body went on display at a private house in Misrata today, with Libyans crowding in to take photos. (Getty has images here via Huffington Post, but note they are most... More »

Libyans Jubilant Over Gadhafi's Death

Street celebrations take place at home and elsewhere

(Newser) - Libyans at home and abroad took to the streets today to celebrate the death of you know who . “This is the happiest moment of my life,” says a 22-year-old driver in Benghazi. “When I heard the news on television I didn’t believe it; I ran off... More »

Gadhafi's Last Moments Unclear

Video shows him alive after capture

(Newser) - What exactly transpired in Moammar Gadhafi's last moments remains unclear. A video from Al Jazeera shows a badly injured Gadhafi captured alive and being loaded by anti-Gadhafi fighters into an ambulance in Sirte. (The grisly video along with photos are in the gallery.) He was dead soon after:... More »

Obama to Libya: 'You Have Won Your Revolution'

Death marks end of 'long and painful chapter,' he says

(Newser) - President Obama this afternoon praised the news of Moammar Gadhafi's death , calling it "the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya," reports AP . "Today we can definitively say that the Gadhafi regime has come to an end." And to the... More »

Clinton Gets Gadhafi News on BlackBerry

And she says ... 'wow'

(Newser) - So how does a world leader react to big world news? Pretty much the way everyone else does, apparently. "Wow," says Hillary Clinton when she sees unconfirmed reports of Moammar Gadhafi's capture on her BlackBerry. "Huh." (See the CBS video below.) Then she tells... More »

Don't Shoot, Cried Gadhafi: Reports

Libya PM confirms death; White House expected to comment soon

(Newser) - The graphic photos have been making the rounds (if you've haven't seen them, and can stomach it, page through the gallery), as updates on the death of Moammar Gadhafi pour in. The news remains unconfirmed by US officials, but the AP reports that reaction from the White House... More »

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