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Iraqi Government to Hang 2 Saddam Co-Defendants This Week

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Jan. 2: Iraqis protest the execution of Saddam Hussein in the former Iraqi dictator's hometown of Tikrit, Iraq. (AP)

An Iraqi government official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that preparations were being made to hang two of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants on Thursday.

Al-Arabiya satellite television and Al-Furat TV, run by Iraq's major Shiite Muslim political organization, 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.

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An Iraqi government official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that preparations were being made to hang two of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants on Thursday.

Al-Arabiya satellite television and Al-Furat TV, run by Iraq's major Shiite Muslim political organization, 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.

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