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Former Iraqi Vice President hanged


Iraqi officials have said the country’s former vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan was hanged this morning for crimes against humanity. Last week, an Iraqi appeals court upheld a High Court decision to hang Ramadan, a close associate of executed former President Saddam Hussein. Ramadan was sentenced to life in prison last November for his part in the massacre of 148 Shi’ites following a botched assassination attempt against Saddam in the village of Dujail in 1982. But the tariff was later raised to death by hanging. A year before the US-led invasion four years ago, Ramadan famously suggested that Saddam and US President George W Bush settle their differences in a duel using weapons of their choice.

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