Arab satellite TV stations have broadcast a video clearly showing that former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
was captured alive by revolutionary forces.
The video showed a wounded Gaddafi with a blood-soaked shirt and bloodied face leaning up against the hood of a truck and restrained by fighters, who then push him toward another car. Gaddafi appeared enfeebled and struggling against those who were manhandling him.
Despite the poor audio quality of the video, Gaddafi is clearly heard pleading "Don't shoot, don't shoot," as he was captured by rebels, while he was trying to flee from a drain where he was hiding in Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after the regime fell in August.
A National Transitional Council fighter told the BBC that he had witnessed Gaddafi's capture after revolutionary forces gained control of Sirte.
Qabra Brigade fighter Adel Samir said the fallen leader was shot with a 9mm pistol.
According to a Libyan television report, Gaddafi had suffered bullet wounds to the head and abdomen.
Following the release of the footage, Amnesty International called on Libyan revolutionary fighters to make public the full facts of how Gaddafi died, saying all members of the former regime should be treated humanely.
The London-based rights group said that it was essential to conduct "a full, independent and impartial inquiry to establish the circumstances of Col. Gaddafi's death."