By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's half brother and the
former head of Iraq's Revolutionary Court were hanged before dawn
Monday, two weeks and two days after the former Iraqi dictator was
executed in a chaotic scene that has drawn worldwide criticism.
In confirming the executions, government spokesman Ali
al-Dabbagh said the head of one of the accused, Barzan Ibrahim, had
been severed during the hanging in what he called "a rare
But he stressed that all laws and rules were respected during
the proceedings, choosing his words carefully after Saddam's
execution became an unruly scene that brought worldwide criticism
of the Iraqi government. Video of the execution, recorded on a cell
phone camera, showed the former dictator being taunted on the
"Those present signed documents pledging not to violate the
rules or otherwise face legal penalties. All the people present
abided by the government's rule and there were no violations," he
Saddam's half brother and Revolutionary Court chief hanged
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