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    The UN human rights office has called for a probe into the death of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who died after being captured alive last week, said Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

    The UN human rights office has called for a probe into the death of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who died after being captured alive last week, said Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

    The human rights body condemns Gaddafi’s extrajudicial killing, adding that "Gaddafi's death had deprived his victims of a chance at 'cathartic' justice in the courts," Colville said.

    Libyan interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil also urged formation of a special commission to probe the dictator’s death, Agence France Press reported.

    "In response to international calls, we have started to put in place a commission tasked with investigating the circumstances of Muammar Gaddafi's death in the clash with his circle as he was being captured," France Press quoted Jalil as saying.

    Gaddafi, who ruled Libya for 42 years, died shortly after being captured by National Council fighters near his hometown of Sirte on Thursday.

    Earlier Russia and the United States had called for an investigation into Gaddafi’s death.

     

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