Libya's new leaders to investigate Gadhafi’s death

Former dictator was killed after being captured alive

Libya’s interim government has called for an investigation into how the country’s deposed leader Moammar Gadhafi, who was captured alive and later shot in the head, died. Others, including Christopher Hitchens, are already wondering whether he should have been tried instead. Gadhafi’s body lies in a cold storage room in Misrata, splayed out on a dirty mattress next to the corpses of his son and army chief.  Four days after the long-time dictator was killed, the line of curious onlookers hoping to catch a glimpse of his fast-decaying body has slowed. Guards Monday even closed  the compound to visitors for hours at a time. The controversy over Gadhafi’s death, however, promises to stretch on.

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