Oct 24, 2011 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard
“We found 53 decomposing bodies, apparently Gaddafi supporters, at an abandoned hotel in Sirte,” said Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch (HRW), who investigated the killings.
“Some had their hands bound behind their backs when they were shot,” he added.
In a statement, the group said: “If the NTC fails to investigate this crime it will signal that those who fought against Gaddafi can do anything without fear of prosecution.”
HRW’s investigator found the bodies on Sunday at the Hotel Mahari in District 2 of Sirte, an “area of the city that was under the control of anti-Gaddafi fighters from Misurata before the killings took place.”
“The bodies were clustered together, apparently where they had been killed, on the grass in the sea-view garden of the hotel,” HRW said in a statement.