Saddam's co-accused 'to be executed tomorrow'

An Iraqi government official today said that preparations were being made to hang two of Saddam Hussein’s co-defendants tomorrow.

An Iraqi government official today said that preparations were being made to hang two of Saddam Hussein’s co-defendants tomorrow.

Al-Arabiya satellite television and Al-Furat TV, run by Iraq’s major Shiite Muslim political organisation, both also reported that Saddam’s half brother Barzan Ibrahim, a former intelligence chief, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, the former chief justice of the Revolutionary Court, would be hanged on Thursday.

The government official said the exact place and time of the hangings had not been set.

The two men were originally scheduled to hang last Saturday with Saddam.

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