Muammar Gaddafi's body to undergo post-mortemBy BBC | Saturday, October 22 2011 at 11:31
A post-mortem examination on the body of Libya's ex-leader Col Muammar Gaddafi is expected to be carried out on Saturday in the city of Misrata.
His burial has been delayed, with officials divided about what to do with the body.
The UN and Col Gaddafi's family have called for a full investigation into the circumstances of his death.
Video footage showed Col Gaddafi alive after his capture in Sirte on Thursday, and then dead a short time later.
The US has called on Libya's new authorities to give a full account of Col Gaddafi's death in an "open and transparent manner".
Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) is expected to formally announce the liberation of the country during the weekend.
Meanwhile, Nato says it will end its campaign in Libya by 31 October.
The alliance's Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said that as the mission wound down, Nato "will make sure there are no attacks against civilians during the transition period".
Nato's seven-month campaign of air strikes was carried out under a UN mandate authorising the use of force to protect civilians in Libya.
Visits to freezer
Hundreds of Libyans have been queuing to get a glimpse of the body of Col Gaddafi in a meat storage room in Misrata.
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse in the city says some - mostly women - craned their necks to see the body of his son Mutassim, who was also killed on Thursday.
Officials, including acting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, have also been to see the corpses.
Oil Minister Ali Tarhouni told Reuters news agency Col Gaddafi would not be released for immediate burial.
"I told them to keep it in the freezer for a few days... to make sure that everybody knows he is dead," he said.
It is unclear whether the ex-leader will be buried in Misrata, in his hometown of Sirte, where he and his son were captured, or elsewhere.
Officials from the NTC have said they will conduct a secret burial. There is some speculation that they might even try to bury him at sea, as happened with al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, to prevent any grave being turned into a shrine.
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