Saddam Hussein has said he will die like a martyr. The former dictator made the comment in a so-called letter “to the Iraqi people”, written after a court ordered him to death in November, for crimes against humanity. An Iraqi appeals court upheld the death penalty on Tuesday. A judge said the former President should be executed within 30 days. On the streets of Baghdad, some people welcomed the judgement. Still others feared executing Saddam Hussein would lead to more sectarian violence. Many fear a backlash from Sunni Arab insurgents, if the former dictator is executed. Others believe instead it will end their fight.
Iraqis fear more violence after Saddam hanging.