Sunday, October 23, 2011


As a human rights lawyer and journalist, I call upon the world to join me in condemning the illegal killing of Col. Muammar Gadaffi. The former Libyan leader was captured alive by the National Transitional Council (NTC) forces in Sirte and he was moments later executed and his body dragged on the streets. A postmortem carried out om his body has confirmed that he ded of a bullet wound o the head. The international law governing prisoners of war (POW) is very clear-it bars torture and illegal executions. If the NTC chaps as Ssabalwanyi would call them, have started their reign by resorting to the law of the jungle , it will be a matter of time when they too, will be faced with the same fate. The only positive I can take out of this is the fact that the UN has launched a full scale investigation in this grisly murder which was captured on camera and broadcasted the world over. I must also state that Nato, the USA , and all your allies , the world is watching. The culprits in Gadaffi’s murder must be brought to book- they must face the full force of law. There is no place for selective justice in the 21 century.