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Shaken Saddam sentenced to hang

A visibly shaken Saddam Hussein was found guilty of crimes against humanity on Sunday and sentenced to hang at a lightning session of the U.S.-sponsored court that has been trying him in Baghdad for the past year. Two other senior aides, including his half-brother Barzan al-Tikriti, will also hang if their automatic appeals fail. His former vice-president was sentenced to life in prison and three minor Baath party officials received long jail sentences. Shortly after the verdict was read in a heavily-fortified Baghdad courtroom, clashes broke out between gunmen and U.S. and Iraqi troops in two Sunni Muslim neighbourhoods of the capital. Full Story

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