NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: The rebels who captured Moammar Khadafy visited a final humiliation on the brutal Libyan dictator while dragging him from a drainage pipe to his doom – they tortured him with a knife, disturbing new footage revealed Monday. Graphic footage released Monday by GlobalPost.com shows a rebel jabbing a helpless Khadafy in the backside with what appears to be a U.S.-made combat knife called a BK&T – and which the Libyans called a “Bicketti.” Khadafy, who used rape to terrorize political opponents, appears bloodied and terrified. And screams in Arabic can be heard amid the vengeful cries of the rebels. MORE
GLOBAL POST: 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. GlobalPost correspondent Tracey Shelton said there is some question as to whether the instrument was a knife from the end of a gun, which Libyans call a Bicketti, or a utilitiy tool known as a Becker Knife and Tool, which is popularly known as a BKT. MORE
PHAWKER: Not that we approve of such a thing, but be that as it may, hope you are paying attention Bashar Assad.
RELATED: The Syrian government has turned hospitals into “instruments of repression” in its drive to crush opposition, the human rights group Amnesty International said on Monday. Wounded patients in at least four government-run hospitals have been subjected to torture and other ill-treatment, including by medical staff, Amnesty said in a report. Other hospital workers suspected of treating protesters and others injured during demonstrations have themselves faced arrest and torture, it added. “It is deeply alarming that the Syrian authorities seem to have given the security forces a free rein in hospitals, and that in many cases hospital staff appear to have taken part in torture and ill treatment of the very people they are supposed to care for,” Cilina Nasser, an Amnesty researcher, said. Syria has intensified a crackdown on protests and an armed insurgency despite Western condemnation. The United Nations says the crackdown has killed 3,000 people. MORE