– Saddam Hanging – The sequel to Saddam’s hanging, the two… – Saddam Hanging – The sequel to Saddam’s hanging, the two co-defendants who are due for the gallows, may be delayed following increased sectarian violence and the uproar over the manner in which Saddam Hussein was hung.

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has called for a delay in the second round of top-level hangings.

CNN reports that Talabani said:

“My opinion is that we slow down a bit and take into account the current conditions in the country,” said Talabani, a Kurd, in referring to the brutal sectarian divide between Iraq’s Sunni Arabs and Shiites.

Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said Tuesday that Barzan Hassan, Hussein’s half brother and former intelligence chief, and Awad Bandar, former head of Iraq’s Revolutionary Court, are expected to be hanged in a “matter of days.”

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