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No date set for execution of top Saddam aides

No date has been set for the hanging of Saddam Hussein’s half-brother Barzan Ibrahim al- Tikriti and former chief judge Awad Hamed al-Bander, two senior Iraqi officials said on Sunday. There had been reports the two, convicted along with Saddam for crimes against humanity in the killing of 148 Shi’ites from Dujail in the 1980s, could be executed as early as Sunday, the first working day after the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday in Iraq. But Sami al-Askari, adviser to Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki, said he did not expect Barzan and Bander to be hanged on Sunday. “I don’t know the exact date,” said al-Askari. Full Story

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