Thursday, January 04, 2007

Guard Arrested for Saddam Hanging Video (N)

Two Iraqi Justice Ministry guards are being questioned after a execution video (here) was posted on various websites. The execution video was the only known video of the actual execution of once-feared dictator Saddam Hussein. Sami al-Askari, an adviser to Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki said recently, "The investigation committee is interrogating the men. If it is found that any official was involved, he will face legal measures.''

A second al-Maliki adviser, who spoke based on the condition of anonymity to the AP, stated that an arrest has already been made. The man in question is a guard who was in the gallows during the execution and used his cellphone to take a video. Presumably, he then uploaded the video to a website and the story broke like wildfire.

The video may be seen here.

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