Execution of Saddam Hussein

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The execution of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein took place on Saturday, 30 December 2006.wikipedia
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Dujail Massacre

massacre of 148 civilians1982 killing of 148 Iraqi Shi'aHead of the Revolutionary Court for Dujail
Saddam was sentenced to death by hanging, after being convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal for the murder of 148 Iraqi Shi'ites in the town of Dujail in 1982, in retaliation for an assassination attempt against him.
Saddam Hussein was hanged on 30 December 2006 for crimes against humanity in connection with his involvement in the massacre.

Camp Justice (Iraq)

Camp Justice
The execution took place at the joint Iraqi-American military base Camp Justice, located in Kazimain, a north-eastern suburb of Baghdad.
Camp Justice was the location of the 2006 execution of Saddam Hussein; the 2007 hanging of Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Awad Hamed al-Bandar, and Taha Yassin Ramadan; and the 2010 hanging of Saddam's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, a.k.a. Chemical Ali.

Al-Awja

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On Sunday 31 December 2006, Saddam Hussein's body was returned to his birthplace of Al-Awja, near Tikrit, and was buried near the graves of other family members.
Saddam Hussein was buried in this village before dawn on December 31, 2006, less than 24 hours after his execution took place.

Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region

Ba'ath PartyArab Socialist Ba'ath PartyIraqi Regional Branch
Two days prior to the execution, a letter written by Saddam appeared on the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party website.
On 31 December 2006, one day after of Saddam Hussein's execution by hanging, a previously unknown group called the Baghdad Citizens Gathering publicly issued a statement in Amman, Jordan, at the Jordanian Regional Branch of the Ba'ath Party endorsing Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri as the new president of Iraq and the party's secretary-general following Saddam's death.

Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti

Barzan IbrahimBarzan al-TikritiBarzan Ibrahim Hassan Al-Tikriti
Contrary to initial reports, Saddam was executed alone, not at the same time as his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, who were executed on 15 January 2007.

Iraq War

Operation Iraqi FreedomIraqwar in Iraq
The invasion led to the collapse of the Ba'athist government; Saddam was captured during Operation Red Dawn in December of that same year and executed by a military court three years later.

Saddam Hussein

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Saddam was sentenced to death by hanging, after being convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal for the murder of 148 Iraqi Shi'ites in the town of Dujail in 1982, in retaliation for an assassination attempt against him.
He was executed on 30 December 2006.

Raghad Hussein

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Saddam's eldest daughter Raghad Hussein, under asylum in Jordan, had asked that "his body be buried in Yemen temporarily until Iraq is liberated and it can be reburied in Iraq", a family spokesperson said by telephone.
On December 30, 2006, Saddam Hussein was executed in Iraq.

Hashim Abderrahman al-Shibli

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Following the leaking of mobile phone footage of Saddam Hussein's execution, along with the detention on 3 January 2007, of a guard under the Justice Ministry headed by a Sunni Iraqi minister Hashim Abderrahman al-Shibli, suspicions have arisen that the ministry may have intended to inflame sectarian tensions.
He resigned from his post at March 31, 2007, citing political differences with the Prime Minister al-Maliki over the execution of Saddam Hussein and with the Iraqi National List over the future of Kirkuk.

Hanging

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Saddam was sentenced to death by hanging, after being convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal for the murder of 148 Iraqi Shi'ites in the town of Dujail in 1982, in retaliation for an assassination attempt against him.

Crimes against humanity

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Saddam was sentenced to death by hanging, after being convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal for the murder of 148 Iraqi Shi'ites in the town of Dujail in 1982, in retaliation for an assassination attempt against him.

Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal

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Saddam was sentenced to death by hanging, after being convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal for the murder of 148 Iraqi Shi'ites in the town of Dujail in 1982, in retaliation for an assassination attempt against him.

Dujail

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Saddam was sentenced to death by hanging, after being convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal for the murder of 148 Iraqi Shi'ites in the town of Dujail in 1982, in retaliation for an assassination attempt against him.

Federal government of Iraq

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The Iraqi government released an official videotape of his execution, showing him being led to the gallows, and ending after his head was in the hangman's noose.

Mobile phone

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International public controversy arose when a mobile phone recording of the hanging showed him surrounded by a contingent of his countrymen who jeered him in Arabic and praised the Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, and his subsequent fall through the trap door of the gallows.

Muqtada al-Sadr

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International public controversy arose when a mobile phone recording of the hanging showed him surrounded by a contingent of his countrymen who jeered him in Arabic and praised the Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, and his subsequent fall through the trap door of the gallows.

Execution by firing squad

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After being sentenced to death by an Iraqi court, Saddam requested to be executed by firing squad rather than hanging, claiming it as the lawful military capital punishment and citing his military position of commander of the Iraqi military.

Iraq

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In the letter, he urged the Iraqi people to unite, and not to hate the people of countries that invaded Iraq, like the United States, but instead the decision-makers.

Last meal

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In the hours before the execution, Saddam ate his last meal of chicken and rice with a cup of hot water and honey.

Eid al-Adha

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Saddam was executed by hanging at approximately 06:00 UTC +03:00 on the first day of Eid al-Adha.

Kadhimiya

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The execution took place at the joint Iraqi-American military base Camp Justice, located in Kazimain, a north-eastern suburb of Baghdad.

Baghdad

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The execution took place at the joint Iraqi-American military base Camp Justice, located in Kazimain, a north-eastern suburb of Baghdad.

Awad Hamed al-Bandar

Awad al-BandarAwad Bandar
Contrary to initial reports, Saddam was executed alone, not at the same time as his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, who were executed on 15 January 2007.

Ali Hassan al-Majid

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Saddam's cousin and one of his six co-defendants Ali Hassan al-Majid was sentenced to death and was hanged on 25 January 2010.