DemocracyNow.org - The circumstances of the death of former Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi remain unclear. Preliminary reports suggest NATO aircraft struck Gaddafi’s convoy near Sirte early on Thursday, but he and a few others escaped on foot, and were eventually caught and killed by a unit of fighters from the National Transitional Council. Gaddafi's burial has now been delayed ahead of an outside investigation into the circumstances of his death. Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO had successfully completed its operation and would soon end its mission in Libya. To talk more about the situation in Libya, Democracy Now! speaks with Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director for Human Rights Watch, currently based in Sirte. "This is a very unfortunate way to start the first chapter of the new Libya, with this very brutal killing," Bouckaert says. "It's certainly already a stain on the record of the new Libya. Justice should be done in a court room, not street mob rule."
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