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Bleeding Moammar Gadhafi's last words: 'Do you know right from wrong?'

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Bleeding Moammar Gadhafi's last words: 'Do you know right from wrong?' 


Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's burial was delayed Friday after bloody images of his last moments raised questions over how exactly he died after being captured wounded, but alive.
Video on Arab television stations showed a crowd of fighters shoving and pulling the goateed, balding Gadhafi, with blood splattered on his face and soaking his shirt after he was dragged from hiding in a drainage pipe, begging for his life.
Gadhafi struggled against them, stumbling and shouting as the fighters pushed him onto the hood of a pickup truck. One fighter held him down, pressing on his thigh with a pair of shoes in a show of contempt.
Fighters propped him on the hood as they drove for several moments, apparently to parade him around in victory. 
"We want him alive. We want him alive," one man shouted before Gadhafi was dragged off the hood, some fighters pulling his hair, toward an ambulance.
According to a translation by Britain's Sky News, Gadhafi yelled at the revolutionaries. "What you are doing is not allowed in Islamic law," he reportedly said. "What you are doing is forbidden in Islam!"
'Shut up, dog' Celebratory gunfire is heard in the video aired by Sky News and and at one point a gun is pointed at the dictator's head.
"Do you know right from wrong?" Gadhafi added on the video shortly before he appears to lose consciousness.
"Shut up, dog," one of the former rebels responded.
The video on Sky News later shows a dead Gadhafi being photographed and filmed in the street.
Later footage showed fighters rolling Gadhafi's lifeless body over on the pavement, stripped to the waist and a pool of blood under his head.
His body was then paraded on a car through Misrata, a nearby city that suffered a brutal siege by regime forces during the eight-month civil war that eventually ousted Gadhafi, as crowds in the streets cheered. 

Reuters reported Friday that Gadhafi's body appeared to have a bullet hole in the side of the head, as well as bruises and scratch marks.
'Very disturbing' The United Nations human rights office called on Friday for a full investigation into Gadhafi's death.
"It is unclear how he died. There is a need for an investigation," U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva.
"It is a fundamental principle of international law that people accused of serious crimes should if possible be tried. Summary executions are strictly illegal. It is different if someone is killed in combat," he added.
Referring to separate cell phone images showing a wounded Gadhafi first alive and then later dead amidst a jumble of anti-Gadhafi fighters after his capture in his hometown of Sirte on Thursday, he added: "Taken together, they were very disturbing."
Mohamed Sayeh, a senior member of the governing National Transitional Council, later said that Gadhafi's burial had been delayed until his death can be examined by the International Criminal Court.
Sayeh told The Associated Press that Gadhafi's body was still in Misrata, where it was taken after his killing in Sirte.
He said Gadhafi will be buried with respect according to Islam tradition and will not have a public funeral.
Thunderous celebratory gunfire and cries of "God is great" rang out across Tripoli well past midnight, leaving the smell of sulfur in the air. People wrapped revolutionary flags around toddlers and flashed V for victory signs as they leaned out car windows.
Martyrs' Square, the former Green Square from which Gadhafi made many defiant speeches, was packed with revelers.
The death, two months after Gadhafi's ouster, finished off the nearly 42-year regime that had turned the oil-rich country into an international pariah and his own personal fiefdom.
It also thrusts Libya into a new age in which its transitional leaders must overcome deep divisions and rebuild nearly all its institutions from scratch to achieve dreams of democracy.
The governing National Transitional Council said interim leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil will formally declare liberation on Saturday in the eastern city of Benghazi, where the revolution against Gadhafi's rule began in mid-February.

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