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Libyan Puts Up Gaddafi's Bloodied Shirt, Ring For $2 Million Auction

Tripoli, Feb 4: The wedding ring and shirt worn by former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi when he was killed by rebels last October have reportedly been put up for sale for $2million.The dictator was wearing

PTI [ Updated: February 04, 2012 10:03 IST ]
libyan puts up gaddafi s bloodied shirt ring for 2 million
libyan puts up gaddafi s bloodied shirt ring for 2 million auction

Tripoli, Feb 4: The wedding ring and shirt worn by former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi when he was killed by rebels last October have reportedly been put up for sale for $2million.


The dictator was wearing the silver ring and bloodied beige shirt when he was dragged from a drainpipe near his home town of Sirte before being beaten and shot.

Libyan national Ahmed Warfali is apparently asking for $2million for the items after somehow coming into their possession, reports Daily Mail.

He believes he could have attracted a higher value if he had been selling them in Europe.

A picture of what appears to be the ring has been uploaded to website ArabsToday.net and shows an engraving representing the date Gaddafi married his wife, Safia, on September 10, 1970, it was reported on ABC News.

          

But critics say Mr Warfali should not be selling his possessions.

‘The ring does not belong to Gaddafi. It's Libyan money and this guy should not sell the ring,' said one person, who posted their comments on a Facebook wall for residents of the town of Zintan, where Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam is being held.

Saif was arrested in November, but has not yet been handed over to the transitional government or the International Criminal Court for trial.

Another Facebook poster said: ‘Well you can sell Saif for 20 billion dollars, if you do not want the guy to sell the ring.'

There remains tensions in the country in the wake of Gaddafi's death as militias continue to jostle for power.

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