The tribe of murdered Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has today asked the National Transitional Council (NTC) to hand over his body to be buried in their hometown of Sirte according to Islamic rules.In a statement, the tribe appealed to the United Nations, the Organization of the Islamic Conference and Amnesty International to force the National Transitional Council to hand over the martyrs’ bodies to their tribe in Sirte and allow them to perform their burial ceremony in accordance with Islamic customs and rules.
Gaddafi was captured alive on Thursday by council fighters in Sirte. He was then killed along with his son Mutassem.
Pictures of their bodies were published by the council before they were reportedly taken to Misrata.
In a related development, Libyan military officials say that there is to be no post-mortem carried out on the body of slain Muammar Gaddafi despite growing concerns regarding his death.
Despite the surfacing of contradicting accounts of the Libyan dictatorâ€™s death, reports say several military commanders confirmed that Gaddafiâ€™s body, currently stored in a Misratah vegetable market freezer, will not receive post-mortem services.
”There will be no post-mortem today, nor any day,” said Misratah military council spokesman, Fathi al-Bashaagha, adding that â€œno one is going to open up his body.â€
This is while Gaddafiâ€™s clan has demanded his burial rights.
Meanwhile, the United Nations has also called for a complete investigation into the circumstances of his death.
Earlier, a 22-year-old Sanad al-Sadegh al-Aribi claimed responsibility for the capture and death of Gaddafi, contradicting NTC claims saying that he was shot in crossfire between fighters and his loyalists.
Gaddafi was killed in his hometown of Sirte on Thursday, eight months after an uprising that put an end to his 42-year reign.