Gaddafi's shirt, ring up for sale

Feb 04, 2012, 06:48 IST | Agencies
The wedding ring and shirt worn by former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi when he was killed by rebels is up for grabs for a starting price of Rs 10 crore

Slain dictator of Libya, Moammer Gaddafi's bloodied shirt and wedding ring have been put up for $2 million (Rs 10 crore) auction. The disgraced 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.

Going once, twice, sold! A Libyan, Ahmed Warfali, is asking
for Rs 10 crore for the bloodied shirt (inset) and ring.
However, he believes he would have received a bigger amount
if he had sold them in Europe. File pics

Libyan national Ahmed Warfali is apparently asking for $2 million (Rs 10 crore) for the items after somehow coming into their possession. 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 shows an engraving representing the date Gaddafi married his wife, Safia, on September 10, 1970.

Don't sell it
But critics say 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 his 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 last year, but has not yet been handed over to the transitional government or the International Criminal Court for trial.

Another Facebook user 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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