Dominica's Prime Minister Skerrit denounces Gadhafi’s killing
By the TDN Staff Writers
October 25, 2011 9:00 a.m.
Roseau, Dominica (TDN) — Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told a news conference in Dominica on Monday that “extra judicial killings should never be supported or promoted” as he denounced the manner in which the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed last week following his capture by forces loyal to the new interim government in the North African country.
Gadhafi was reportedly shot in the head by rebel forces.
“Like any civilised society we will never condone the manner in which a person is killed. We will never tolerate it, irrespective of who the person is, or what the person may have done, or alleged to have done. Extra judicial killings should never be supported or promoted by any civilised nation.”
He told reporters that if Gaddafi “may have committed crimes against people...there are courts to determine that particular fact or allegation.
“But as a Christian people, as a civilised people we cannot condone people killing each other in the manner in which Colonel Gaddafi was killed,” he said, adding “this has nothing to do with any ideological position of the government of Dominica.
“It is a principled human Christian natured position,” he said, adding that “it is our hope that the Libyan people can continue to build a very prosperous nation where everybody can partake in the benefits of that prosperity,” he told reporters.
Skerrit had earlier thrown his support behind Gadhafi as the Libyan leader refused to back down in the face of a popular uprising against his administration vowing to “kill” those who rose up against him.
Gadhafi was buried today after allegedly been shot in the head by opposition forces as they moved in on his home town of Sitre.