Putin condemns footage showing Gaddafi death

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday condemned the way world media covered the death of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

"Nearly the entire Gaddafi family was killed. His corpse was shown on all world TV channels. It's impossible to look at it without disgust!" Putin said at a meeting of the coordination council of the All-Russian People's Front.

Gaddafi, who ruled Libya for 42 years, died shortly after being captured alive by National Transitional Council fighters near his hometown of Sirte last week.

Putin said journalists should be aware of what they are doing when they show such footage.

"Inside of their community, people should realize what they are doing and bear moral responsibility," he said.

[Source: Ria Novosti, Moscow, 26Oct11]

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