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Official in Saddam’s regime is executed in Baghdad

The former vice president of Iraq, Taha Yassin Ramadan, was hanged shortly before dawn Tuesday, the prime minister’s office said. He was the highest-ranking person from Saddam Hussein’s government to be executed after the former president himself. Ramadan was executed at 3:05 a.m. He was upset and fearful as he was led to the gallows, said Bassam Ridha, the adviser to the prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki. Full Story

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