Thursday, 28 December 2006

The year of the bad dictator deaths... (updated)

Saddam to be hanged [by] Sunday (31 December) or within 48 hours!

Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, sentenced to death for his role in 148 killings in 1982, will have his sentence carried out by Sunday, NBC News reported Thursday. According to a U.S. military officer who spoke on condition of anonymity, Saddam will be hanged before the start of the Eid religious holiday, which begins that Sunday.

Earlier Thursday, Saddam’s chief lawyer implored world leaders to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted leader to Iraqi authorities for execution, saying the former dictator should enjoy protection from his enemies as a "prisoner of war."
Some info seems to be coming out of the White House too.
The White House expects ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to be executed perhaps as early as Saturday, a senior official said on condition of anonymity.

Between Pinochet, Slobodian Milosevic, and Saddam Hussein, many horrible, human rights-violating dictators will have died in 2006! — two of natural causes and one of execution (see here and here). 2006 is the year of the bad dictator deaths.

29 Dec. UPDATE1:
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) An Iraqi judge says Saddam Hussein will be executed by Saturday at the latest.

29 Dec. UPDATE2:
Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been handed over to the Iraqi authorities ahead of his execution, his lawyers say they have been told.

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1 comment:

The Ripper said...

Hey thank you for commenting on my blog--I've put up a permanent link to your site up on mine at I agree with you regarding the dictators but I really don't think hanging Saddam will do any good to our image worldwide--I think the USA is joined by Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Cuba as countries that have capital punishment...