December 30, 2006
Saddam Hussein: Death Sentence Carried Out
Hussein, 69, was hanged for his role in the 1982 Dujail massacre, in which 148 Iraqis were killed after a failed assassination attempt against the then-Iraqi president after being convicted on November 5, 2006 of crimes against humanity. Hussein was found guilty of murder, torture and forced deportation.
Two other co-defendants -- Barzan Hassan, Hussein's half-brother, and Awwad Bandar, the former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court -- were also found guilty and sentenced to death but CNN is reporting that their executions were postponed.
For legal analysis and documentation of the trial, see
- Grotian Moment: the Saddam Hussein Trial Blog, produced by the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the Public International Law and Policy Group; and
- Trial of Saddam Hussein Digital Depository compilied by the Law Library of Congress.
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Executions are generally expected to be solemn affairs –- certainly not opportunities for thugs to score some final sectarian points before the “enemy” is disposed of. The video itself seems quite distasteful –- but it is informative to the extent that it reveals the political baggage that the current government carries on its shoulders.
all those of you who do understand the mafia in the neighbourhood, can understand the second sadam video. what the video really reveals is the rise of another equally barbaric sect the shia's and the voice transcript - is more shocking - those guys with whatever elite religious belief they got
none of the jonnies ever refered to ALLAH - I expected ALLAH WHO AKBAR - Every dog has his day ok
this willy UNCLE SAM is brewing anthor ethinic war in that region, The second video is a master piece
job that uncle sam got done ! yes you can trust any of the babarians in the brotherhood or the neighbourhood. WHATS MY PIONT !
WHY NOT WONDER WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE GUY WHO TOOK THE VIDEO ON THE CELL PHONE ! WAS IT A CIA MAN OR ONE OF THE BUSH'S COWBOYS WHO CAME TO DELIVER THE ROPE MADE AT BUSH RANCH ! OR AN EXPERT RESEARCH FROM NASA LEARNING TO HANG THE ALIENS OR THE PLAY MATE SEND BY PLAYBOY FOR THE SONS OF "MOM HOW MAD "
the second video transcript -
There are five men in black face masks who are visible on the gallows platform around Saddam, acting as guards. As they guide him towards the trap door and put the noose over his head, they start chanting religious slogans with the names of Moqtada al Sadr (the head of the Mahdi army, accused of organizing death squads against Sunnis) and Baqr al Sadr (the father-in-law of Moqtada). Saddam, a Sunni, is outraged at this last-minute provocation, and tells them to “go to hell.”
Posted by: krish | Jan 2, 2007 9:58:22 AM