The people Misrata visited the bodies of Gaddafi and his son in a refrigerator at a local mall. Before the burial, officials of the interim government said it would perform an autopsy on the bodies and investigate allegations that the two may have been executed while in custody, but local security officials have said does not see the need for such an inquiry.
Dhao, which is supposedly a cousin of Gaddafi, has become a trusted member of his inner circle. As head of the People's Guard, a force chaired accused of playing a central role in the crackdown on protesters during the uprising, even shooting at unarmed demonstrators in the neighborhood of Tajura in Tripoli.
Volunteer members of the guard harassing residents at checkpoints placed throughout the city. It is believed that Dhao kept weapons and arrested on his farm, according to Salah Marghani Group on Human Rights in Libya. In a separate interview conducted by Human Rights Watch, Dhao denied that he ordered any kind of violence.
On Saturday, he spoke in a large conference room that served as his cell, using a blanket over his legs and a blue shirt, maybe a uniform electric company in which was written the word "power."
Few guards were present, but they only spoke to each other.He said his captors treated him well and sent doctors to care for injuries he suffered before his capture, including some shrapnel in the eye, back and left arm.
Many of his statements seemed to be for your own good, he said, such as he and others had repeatedly tried to convince Gadhafi that the rats were not revolutionaries and mercenaries, as he liked to say, but ordinary people.
Gaddafi became impatient with life on the run in the city of Sirte, the official said, Dhao Ibrahim Mansour, the fearsome leader of the People's Guard, a network of informants and loyal volunteers. "He said, 'Why is there no electricity? Why is there no water?"'
Dhao, who stayed close to Gaddafi during the siege, said he and others repeatedly advised to leave the country or power.He, however, and Mutassim Gaddafi, one of his children, not even considered the option.
Still, despite some of the supporters of the Gaddafi portrayed as belligerent and armed on the front line to the end, he actually took part in the fighting, said Dhao, preferring to read or make calls on his satellite phone. "I'm sure he did not fire a single shot," he said.
As the leaders prepared provisional Libya on Saturday to formally begin the transition to an elected government and set a timetable for national elections in 2012, removing dictator Qaddafi faced the certainty that even in his death he injured them. The Battle of Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown, was prolonged for months by the presence of the group that had fiercely loyal to his hand, delaying the end of a war that most Libyans hoped would end with the fall of Tripoli in August.