Lawfuel.com – Saddam Hanging – Video Hanging – The furore over the hanging of Saddam Hussein and his two aides continues in Bagdad as lawyers and human rights groups continue to criticize the bungled executions.
Some legal experts are hanging to legal threads themselves in their attacks upon the legality of the executions, recalling the words of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said on Sept. 16, 2004, that the invasion and occupation of Iraq violated the UN Charter. This made the setting-up of the so-called Iraqi High Tribunal to try Saddam illegal.
Meanwhile Iraqi governmetn officials say On repors the ropes used in the hangings were prepared according to international standards and that the execution room was designed to make the operation as merciful as possible, he said he did not know the number of knots in the rope, nor its material and length because these are technical specifics. However, he said he knew they all conformed to international standards.
The official Spokesman of the Iraqi Government Ali Al-Dabagh had mentioned that the gallows were designed according to international standards and that the ceiling was 18 feet high allowing a merciful drop of the body upon execution.