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Libya live: Muammar Gaddafi 'killed' as Sirte falls

Publié par Clifford Armion le 20/10/2011

Josie Ensor and Barney Henderson

13:47 If Gaddafi is dead, that solves the problem of the trial - but we may never learn the truth about Lockerbie and other crimes, writes Telegraph commentator Daniel Knowles:

If the reports of Gaddafi's death are true (and they may not be: the US cannot even confirm his capture yet), it will make some things easier between the Libyans and their Western allies. It solves the problem of where he will be tried, and by whom. If he is still alive, we have months of wrangling and undignified negotiation yet to come, and - notwithstanding the assurances above - the prospect of a Saddam Hussein-style show trial. On the other hand, if he is alive we also stand a greater chance of finally establishing the truth about Lockerbie, the killing of WPc Yvonne Fletcher and many other crimes. Either way, the end of this man's brutal dictatorship has arrived, and not before time.

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"Libya live: Muammar Gaddafi 'killed' as Sirte falls", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2011. Consulté le 28/01/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/libya-live-muammar-gaddafi-killed-as-sirte-falls