Libya declared "liberated"
Libya's transitional leader on Sunday declared liberation of the country, three days after the death of its leader, Muammar Qaddafi. Mustafa Abdul-Jalil also told jubilant supporters at a ceremony that Islamic Sharia law would be the "basic source" of legislation in the country. According to him, existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam will be abolished.
The former justice minister said new banks would be set up to follow the Islamic banking system. "This revolution was looked after by God to achieve victory," he told the crowd.
Meanwhile, Libya's interim government will hand the body of Gaddafi to his relatives after consulting with them on the location of his burial, a senior government advisor on Sunday told AFP. Ahmed Jibril, who is an advisor to the new regime's interim premier Mahmud Jibril, declined to say when the transfer would take place.
Since he was killed on Thursday, Gaddafi's body has been held in a refrigerated chamber outside Misrata, drawing large crowds wanting to view the remains of the man who ruled Libya for four decades.