16 December 2011
The killing of former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi in Southern Libya in October may be a war crime, an International Criminal Court (ICC) official has said.
ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has called on Libya's National transitional Council to clarify how it intends to investigate war crimes allegations, including those committed by rebels during the country's civil war this year.
"The death of Muammar Gaddafi is one of the issues to be clarified - what happened - because there are serious suspicions that it was a war crime," Moreno-Ocampo told reporters.
"I think that's a very important issue. We are raising this concern to the national authorities and they are preparing a plan to have a comprehensive strategy to investigate all these crimes."
Gaddafi was captured alive in a drainage pipe in Southern Libya after an airstrike hit the convoy he was travelling in on 20 October.
His last moments were captured in mobile phone videos posted online, which appear to show him being executed by an armed gang.
One of his sons, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has since been captured alive and is in Libyan custody. He is likely to be tried for war crimes in a Libyan court.