New video shows possible Gadhafi torture

Warning graphic footage: Cellphone appears to capture rebel soldier trying to sodomize the Libyan dictator

Published October 24, 2011 7:30PM (EDT)

 Moammar Gadhafi  (AP)
Moammar Gadhafi (AP)

SIRTE, Libya -- An analysis of video obtained by GlobalPost from a rebel fighter who recorded the moment when Col. Moammar Gadhafi was first captured confirms that another rebel fighter, whose identity is unknown, sodomized the former leader as he was being dragged from the drainpipe where he had taken cover.

Global PostA frame-by-frame analysis of this exclusive GlobalPost video clearly shows the rebel trying to insert some kind of stick or knife into Gadhafi's rear end.

GlobalPost correspondent Tracey Shelton said there is some question as to whether the instrument was a knife from the end of a gun, which Libyans call a Bicketti, or a utilitiy tool known as a Becker Knife and Tool, which is popularly known as a BKT.

This latest video discovery comes as international and human rights groups call for a formal investigation into how the former Libyan leader was killed. In video clips that have emerged of his capture, Gadhafi can be seen injured but alive. Later he is seen with what appears to be gunshot wounds to his head and chest. According to the Geneva Conventions, however, abuse of prisoners under any circumstance is not permissable.

The frame-by-frame look (warning very graphic) at the attack can be seen here. Below is a video decoding the cell phone footage of the capture. And, finally, at the bottom is the full video. You can see the attempt to sodomize Gadhafi at the 16 second mark.

WARNING: Extremely graphic



By Tracey Shelton

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