From BBC News
Five days after his death, Muammar Gaddafi has been buried at a secret location in the Libyan desert, say officials. But how does this square with Islamic customs at burial?
For several days after he was killed in his hometown of Sirte, the former Libyan leader’s body was lying in a refrigerator open to the public.
But after the crowds were locked out, his body and the bodies of his son and one of his aides were removed early on Tuesday morning.
A National Transitional Council (NTC) official told the BBC the bodies were buried at dawn in an unknown location.
Unconfirmed reports suggested this took place in the desert with a few relatives and officials in attendance as Islamic prayers were read over the bodies.
The circumstances surrounding the dictator’s death are extreme, but Muslims are usually buried much sooner. So what does Islamic law say about what should happen?