Tag: iraq hangings
[Illustration, not a photo of this hanging]
...as the trapdoors swung open, they dropped and the rope severed the hooded head of Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Saddam's younger half-brother and former intelligence chief.
Government officials said they had decided not to distribute any part of the film to the public.
Iraq says the beheading was caused by a hangman's error "in setting the noose or the length of the rope."
They showed the video to journalists because there was no possibility of a cover-up...the bodies were being turned over to families for burial.
Here's a video of a BBC journalist describing the hanging video.
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