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Gaddafi's grave 'should not be a shrine'

Col Gaddafi's burial has been delayed by differences among officials about what should be done with the body.

Under Islamic tradition burial should have taken place as soon as possible. But Libya's oil minister said the remains may be kept "for a few days".

It is unclear whether the ex-leader will be buried in Sirte, where he was captured on Thursday, in Misrata where the body has been taken, or elsewhere.

Moez Zeiton, a British Libyan doctor working in Tripoli told the BBC he did not want the grave of Gaddafi to become a shrine.

  • 21 Oct 2011
  • From the section Africa
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