Muammar Gaddafi’s body to undergo autopsy in Misrata

An autopsy on Muammar Gaddafi’s body was to be carried out Saturday in Misrata, the city where the Libyan ex-leader”s corpse is being kept in a refrigerator at a market.

There burial of Gaddafi’s body has been delayed due to questions about how he died, and differences of opinions over his grave. There have been reports that Libya’s National Transitional Council will conduct a secret burial, and some speculation that Gaddafi could even be buried at sea, as happened to Osama bin Ladan, to prevent his grave from becoming a shrine.

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According to BBC News, Misrata’s chief forensic doctor, Othman al-Zintani, told al-Arabiya TV that full autopsies would be carried out on the bodies of Gaddafi and his son Mutassim, both of whom were killed after their capture Thursday near Sirte.

The autopsies are scheduled to take place on Saturday, the BBC says.

Euronews is reporting that the autopsies have been carried out.

“The file of the autopsy has been concluded,” said Mahmoud Jibril, a senior official from the NTC. “All samples have been taken and today the file is going to be taken to the Hague.”



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