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Lukashenko outraged by Gaddafi's treatment

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Nov. 4, 2011, 8:08 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Interfax-Ukraine

Alexander Lukashenko has harshly criticized the killing of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and branded as aggression NATO's operation against Libya.

Grodno, Nov. 4 (Interfax) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has harshly criticized the killing of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and branded as aggression NATO's operation against Libya. "Aggression has been committed, and the country's leadership, not only Muammar Gaddafi, has been killed. And how was it killed? Well, if they had shot him in a battle, it's one thing, but they humiliated and tormented him, they shot at him, they violated him when he was wounded, they twisted his neck and arms, and then they tortured him to death. It's worse than the Nazis once did," Lukashenko said in reply to a question from Interfax on Friday.

Radical Islamists are playing an increasingly significant role in Egypt and Tunisia, whose leaders were recently overthrown, Lukashenko said. "Everything will be even worse in Libya, because it has colossal deposits of resources, and everyone has rushed there to grab those riches," he said.

In addition, some people "not very acceptable to the West" are likely to come to power in Libya, Lukashenko said. "And they [the Western countries] won't be able to govern here. They shot themselves in the foot," he said. The events in Libya are "an act of vandalism of the 21st century. Things like that should not happen," Lukashenko said. "This shows the face of the so-called teachers of democracy. Do you need such democracy?" the Belarusian leader said addressing the journalists interviewing him
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