Libya buries slain prominent activist

Libya buries slain prominent activist

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Libya women wave their new flag during celebrations in the streets of Tripoli following news of Moamer Kahdafi's capture and death on October 20, 2011. Veteran Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi was killed on October 20 as new regime forces crushed the last pocket of resistance in his hometown Sirte, the National Transitional Council said. AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

khou.com

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 3:31 PM

CAIRO (AP) - The body of a prominent female activist has been buried in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi a day after she was gunned down in her house.
   
The Friday burial comes as Benghazi police spokesman Ibrahim al-Sharaa said that the only witness to the killing of activist Salwa Bugaighis has been found dead in the hospital.
   
The witness was a guard at Bugaighis's house who was shot in the leg by attackers before they stormed inside, stabbing and shooting Bugaighis.
   
Mourners carried her picture while women dressed in black wept in grief at the funeral.
   
Bugaighis was killed after casting her ballot in Libya's parliamentary elections, hoping to bring stability to the country after three years of turmoil.
 

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