October 21, 2011- Authorities do not want the body of Moammar Gaddafi buried until the circumstances that surrounded his death are looked into further. Officials also must decide where the body will be buried. The Office of Human Rights at the United Nations called upon authorities to conduct an investigation in the ex-leader’s death on Thursday.
According to Islamic tradition, Gaddafi’s body should be buried on Friday. Images went viral across the Internet of Gaddafi’s bloody body and his last moments alive. The way in which his captors killed him is being called into question. One of his sons, Muatassim, also was killed but the whereabouts of Seif al-Islam, the former heir apparent, was still unknown.
Gaddafi was killed when his hometown of Sirte was taken over by the revolutionary forces. Sirte had remained the last pocket of resistance the leader’s fallen regime had still held onto two months following its collapse.
Libyan’s Justice Minister announced that Seif al-Islam was wounded and being detained at a Zlitan hospital . However, on Friday, the Information Minister of Libya said that Gaddafi’s sons’ location was unknown.
Gaddafi’s body remained in Misrata as of Friday morning. It had been taken there following his death in Sirte. With his bloody death, the 42-year rule of Gaddafi is decisively ended.