Human Rights Watch report on rebel massacre in Sirte

October 17, 2012 — 2 Comments

In interesting timing, Human Rights Watch have (16th October 2012) published a report by Peter Bouckaert, which provides proof of a rebel massacre of prisoners following the killing of Colonel Gaddafi.

Here is the video –

This was uploaded to YouTube together with an article on Huffington Post which can be summed up by the following:

The 50-page report, “Death of a Dictator: Bloody Vengeance in Sirte,” details the final hours of Muammar Gaddafi’s life and the circumstances under which he was killed. It presents evidence that Misrata-based militias captured and disarmed members of the Gaddafi convoy and, after bringing them under their total control, subjected them to brutal beatings. They then executed at least 66 captured members of the convoy at the nearby Mahari Hotel. The evidence indicates that opposition militias took Gaddafi’s wounded son Mutassim from Sirte to Misrata and killed him there.

Most of this will be old news to readers of this site – but interesting that HRW wishes to bring it to the attention of an American audience, just as the State Department is preparing for more intervention in Benghazi.

(As an interesting aside – the Huffington Post, which is now part of AOL, has censored our comment on the HRW article which criticised HRW’s disgraceful coverage of the LIbyan conflict in which it turned a blind eye to the racist atrocities being committed there.)

HRW are still peddling the myth of a ‘peaceful revolution for human rights in Libya’ and purport to be shocked to discover the current “Libyan authorities” have made no attempt to investigate the murders of the loyalist prisoners in Sirte.

According to their report HRW had a “team” in Sirte around this time, so perhaps they will produce a report, at some stage, about the NATO and rebel bombing of the town?

2 responses to Human Rights Watch report on rebel massacre in Sirte


    Too little, too late. And no accident.

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