Thursday, July 27, 2006

Arrogant till the very end

Former Iraqi Persident Saddam Hussein, defiant and without remorse, has told his trial he wants to be shot not hanged if he is given a verdict to die.

Shooting was the appropriate means of execution for a military man like himself, he said.

Saddam and the seven others have been on trial since Oct. 19 for the deaths of Shiite Muslims after a crackdown in the town of Dujail, which was launched after an assassination attempt there in 1982. The prosecution is seeking the death penalty for Saddam and two other defendants, including Sadam's half-brother Barzan Ibrahim.

Here the trial's timeline from BBC.

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