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After eight months of fighting Libya's rebels took Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi's hometown. Defiant until the end, Libya's leader was found in a drainpipe where he was captured, beaten and taken away in the back of a pickup truck. The dictator who had been at the center of world affairs for decades later died of gunshot wounds to his head and chest. GlobalPost obtained exclusive video of Gaddafi's capture and provided continuous breaking news coverage and analysis of this historic, and troubling, news event.

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Gaddafi sodomized: Video shows abuse frame by frame (GRAPHIC)

An analysis appears to confirm that a rebel fighter sodomized Gaddafi with a knife.


SIRTE, Libya — An analysis of video obtained by GlobalPost from a rebel fighter who recorded the moment when Col. Muammar Gaddafi 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.

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

Full coverage: Death of Muammar Gaddafi

GlobalPost correspondent Tracey Shelton said there is some question as to whether the instrument was a knife from the end of a machine gun, which Libyans call a Bicketti, or some kind of stick.

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, Gaddafi 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.

Related: Gaddafi to be buried in "secret desert location"

Here is a frame by frame look at the attack. Below the frames is 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 Gaddafi at the 16 second mark.

WARNING: Extremely graphic



ferom More than 1 year ago
behavior of one of every single human beings is a reflection on all of us Shame on the human race! God's judgement will be righteous!
Mark Brockman More than 1 year ago
I agree w/ u ferom
Michael Duer 8 months ago
God's justice??!! This IS "god's" justice!!!!!! Don't you even listen to these kinds of videos??! Everybody that does these kinds of things, and I mean all over the world, use "god" as their justification!!! You can condemn them, but just like every other religious person in this planet, they are doing all of this "because god told them to"!!!!!!!! What? They don't have the same god you do??! Do you not beat your children, go to church, give away your money, pay on your knees, run for political office(Sarah Palin does), etc.,etc., etc., all because "your god told you to"??!!
Mihai Ciocau More than 1 year ago
Was he killed in vain or not?? Do they Libyans live a free, peaceful, democratic and happy life now that Gaddafi was removed from power and killed? Did the western allied forces that removed him from power brought rights and prosperity for the people?...They did not! There is more crime and murder than ever in Libya right now. Who is the real evil then?
Myrlen More than 1 year ago
The real evil is Hussein Obama who helped murder an American ally and turned Libya over to terrorists!
AMAN More than 1 year ago
its a revolution runned by third party who is proudly post in internet mentioned that they have already influent 37 countries to act the same movement. what most imortant is, it is sponsored by the jewish and through the body of NGOs'. the strategy is to deal wt apposition party of the country to gather the crowd, support the cost and mess the city and so on... normaly the apposition party will take the chance to win over the country with unlawfull way as we seen nowdays... and of coz the opposition leadr will sell over the country... and there will be no ending and peace is just a hope...
Brandon Micallef More than 1 year ago
Next time, on dragon ballz....
Rod Norman More than 1 year ago
Gaddafi was an evil individual but no one deserves this treatment. The people in that part of the world continue to show their savagery and their "religion of peace" with incidents like this and what happened in Benghazi.
Jonathan Lindqvist More than 1 year ago
Hardly, in every war there are savegeries, just google Vietnam/WW1-2 pictures to see how "savage" we in the west are. Do I think what they did was right? Of course not. It was unlawfull, do I understand why it happened? Yes. Instead of throwing smears or insults to large amounts of the worlds population (1.4 billion) try to show a moment of thought. Hopefully Lybia can rise from these horros.
sunlitweb More than 1 year ago
War is a hell to be avoided. Otherwise there would be continual fighting on every square foot of land where human's co-exist.
breedlove1688 More than 1 year ago
That is disgusting. they (Muslims) act as if they don't agree with homosexuality yet what they do is the same thing. I don't agree with homosexuality, but if they think they are going to heaven doing what they are doing, well they will be in for a big suprise. If your going to kill someone kill them but sodomizing is worse than what animals do and if that is what their allah is about, well same to him.
Electric_Diesel More than 1 year ago
Tell that to the millions of innocent men, women and children this man and his sons raped and murdered. Do it while sitting in a room with their family, just you, them and a broom handle.. you'll get the idea.
Kamaruzaman Muhammad More than 1 year ago
How many people in the West would love to do this to Adolf Hitler before he cowardly killed himself? :)
Kamaruzaman Muhammad More than 1 year ago
even the truest Christians and Jews would be tempted, I believe.....:)
Nooradin Alsoora More than 1 year ago
how was he a evil person????? he dident attack until libya attacked first. he gave free healthcare to his citizens poor or rich there were no homeless citizens of libya cause the he would facilitate them with homes all facts. but you dirty libyans are not grateful and are trying to get attention by the world by overthrowing the government trying to be like egypt.and you treat him like this shame on yous no human deserves this treatment.
Robin Loucks More than 1 year ago
Don't forget that the CIA, US and NATO countries obviously profited somehow by his death.
David Oakes More than 1 year ago
Gaddafi threatened the USD with his proposition of a new African currency, the Dinar. His people loved him- The only groups that opposed Gaddafi's leadership were US funded terrorist groups (al qaeda).
Best Peter More than 1 year ago
u better shout u mouth if u dont no what to say.have u ever see president on pawer without killing even in the usa killing is still going on.what about thehat do u call it droping of misile and bombing of alot the americacs and other werstan word are doing.what do u thunk about that, is it not killing look if u dont no let me tell u gadaffi wasthe only man standing in africa as whole.he was the same fighing 4 the rest africa country to grow.only the ntc dont no was gud 4 them.let see the nest future of lybia with the plain of ntc and the plain of the nato usa and all others.
Russ Kajune More than 1 year ago
What did you just wrote?
Asael More than 1 year ago
Ian Barrington More than 1 year ago
Gaddafi rose to power fighting for his people, lest we forget. he was a product of war and struggle, he became the thing he once fought against. The people of Libya fought against a tyrant, someone will have to step up to the plate and lead them forward... will the cycle continue? absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Gernest Khomu More than 1 year ago
The man deserved every bit of what he got, probably even more...
papz40 More than 1 year ago
whatever your put to the universe, it shall come back to you.. golden rule.. don't do to other/s, what things,, you don't want to be done, unto you..
Sonny Miller More than 1 year ago
There is no justice in treating any man like this GOD is the desider not man and if you agree with what happend to this man it just futhers the pliet of man and any man that agree's with this can thank themself's for the out come of our society.
Michael McAllister More than 1 year ago
You put a stick up his gonna give him an infection
Bridgette 17 days ago
Everyone points fingers at someone to blame but in the end everyone is responsible for their own behavior and no matter what this man did he had the right to a fair trial but that was gross to watch and I wouldn't even wish that on my worst enemy.
Bob Sheridan 28 days ago
He was going to ruin Western economy. Whitey had to infiltrate and take action .
Spencer Breidenbach More than 1 year ago
Cookies are fun to make, and even more fun to eat!
Anthony Dass Joseph More than 1 year ago
Should this punishment be appropriate Dictator of the Country???
Anisa Bi More than 1 year ago
The west put this man in power and then they turned against him, they funded the taliban to help them against the communists and now there is a so called war on terror, values change with circumstances and it is human nature to be selfish. We should all focus upon ourselves and our families.
ed dy More than 1 year ago
Saddam Hussein. Wrong dictator. At least you're right about Taliban albeit you forgot about heroin trade. Gaddafi's the gold dinar one. At least get the conspiries theories right.
Mark Golding More than 1 year ago
The rise to absolute power by Gaddafi was through military intervention and isn't it an indictment of the whole military culture that the beginning of a military career should end as it started - in violence. Militarism is a violent solution to controlling human nature that achieves nothing at all but the escalation of violence> We should criminalise ALL military establishments in every country and in every culture and teach our children to regard them as a disease on this planet
Rundle Behring More than 1 year ago
hope Assad is next
Hugh Beaumont More than 1 year ago
Now if Gaddafi had agreed to this, would it have been OK? I'm confused.
Randy More than 1 year ago
Ronald Reagan tamed Gaddafi. Afterwards the Continent of Africa proclaimed him head King or something like that. Gaddafi did more for the Continent of Africa than others before or since. He was however a strongman, keeping a fear hold on his populace. Behavior like this from the populace at his capture depicts the need of a strong but FAIR leader. Gaddafi asked for help in dealing with terrorisat elements in his country. He recieved none. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" DOES NOT WORK. Example: Afghanistan. We should apologize to Russia.
Carmelle Simone More than 1 year ago
Poor quality least do the video professionally...
Adrian Spicer More than 1 year ago
I'm sure this was an on-the-spot event. Unless MG taught them all about acting? I doubt it.
Pavel Rodriguez mastrapa More than 1 year ago
Que se mueran todos esos hijos de putas asecinos,a obama hay que meterle una espada por el culo junto con esos rebeldes.
Shairk. More than 1 year ago
BAD camera work. Muzz... Gotta love 'em!
Larry Lane More than 1 year ago
Obama is directly responsible for this
Larry Lane More than 1 year ago
This is what should happen to Obama for ordering this
ed dy More than 1 year ago
n-no homo
Snorky Niederecker More than 1 year ago
Robin Loucks More than 1 year ago
Wow, looks like NATO should have stayed out of this one. Why help anyone who is so barbaric? I feel nothing for the Libyan's after seeing this. I hope the Mediterranean swallows the entire country, in a flash, without warning.
Pavel Rodriguez mastrapa More than 1 year ago
Estos norteamericanos son los mas hijos de putas del mundo,pendejos,y toda la unión europea,esos que dicen ser rebeldes libios que derrocaron a Gadaffi lo asecinaron son unos pendejos,maricones.
Sam Kaner More than 1 year ago
These are the kind of animals we're dealing with and they thanked hillary and obama by raping and murdering our US Ambassador Stevens months. Impeach obama and no more hillary ever!!!
Cw More than 1 year ago
These people are animals pure and simple!
Andy Taylor More than 1 year ago
Aren't Muslims supposed to be the "Gentle People"? These people are just as bad as Gaddafi supposedly was. We better get the Muslim Lover out of the White House or we will be under Sharia Law.before we know it..
Andre Breton More than 1 year ago
Electric_Diesel More than 1 year ago
Andre Breton = FAIL
JA McCauley More than 1 year ago
and the obama's state department is ok with this behavior?
Jonathan Lindqvist More than 1 year ago
They can't hear you over the sound of unlegally entering other countries to kill say, Osama Bin Ladin.
Rundle Behring More than 1 year ago
unlegally? nice
Tom More than 1 year ago
Really? Obama's State Department? You want to make this about Obama?? Are you insane?
Entrepreneur More than 1 year ago
Absolutely disgusting ! Shame on his torturing regardless of what he did. God see everything and those who planned and commited this will be judged. Truly Disgusting.