Omran Ben Shabaan, one of the Libyan rebels credited with capturing Muammar Gaddafi, has died from injuries he suffered when he was kidnapped in July in the oasis town of Bani Walid.
He died in a French hospital where he was sent for treatment for beatings and torture after the authorities secured his release from Gaddafi loyalists.
Shaaban was described as a "dutiful martyr" by the Libyan National Congress, but his family complained that he never received a promised reward of 1 million Libyan dinars ($800,000) for capturing Gaddafi on 20 October 2011. Gaddafi was killed by ehe rebels within hours.
Shaaban's funeral was held in Misrata yesterday. More than 10,000 people turned up.
In Tripoli, several hundred people held a protest calling on the authorities to avenge his death.