Judge who sentenced Saddam to death is executed by ISIS

I was very angry at the execution of Saddam. He was a good man, and a leader of his people. Saddam Hussein, Rest in Peace.

Judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death ‘is captured and executed by ISIS’
Raouf Abdul Rahman sentenced the dictator to death by hanging in 2006
He was reportedly captured and killed by militants last week
Iraqi government is yet to confirm his death, but have not denied his capture
Judge thought to have been killed in retaliation for death of Saddam Hussein
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I’m not going to say I’m glad about his death either, but he certainly did something unjust, and it’s no surprise that Saddam’s people took vengeance on him.

Incidentally, it’s interesting that Iraq turned out not to be a settled issue. Everything has come back to haunt the architects of that evil, unjust war — except, of course, the badly needed war crimes tribunals for the neocons.

The judge who sentenced former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to death has been captured and executed by ISIS militants, it is claimed.
Raouf Abdul Rahman, who sentenced the dictator to death by hanging in 2006, was reportedly killed by rebels in retaliation for the execution of the 69-year-old.
His death has not been confirmed by the Iraqi government, but officials had not denied reports of his capture last week.

e is believed to have been arrested on June 16, and died two days later.
Jordanian MP Khalil Attieh wrote on his Facebook page that Judge Rahman, who had headed the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal during Saddam’s trial, had been arrested and sentenced to death.
‘Iraqi revolutionaries arrested him and sentenced him to death in retaliation for the death of the martyr Saddam Hussein,’ he said, according to Al-Mesyroon.
Attieh also said that Judge Rahman had unsuccessfully attempted to escape from Baghdad disguised in a dancer’s costume.

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The Facebook page for Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam’s former deputy who has emerged as a key figure among the Sunni militants, also posted that the rebels had been able to arrest Judge Rahman.
Judge Rahmann, who was born in the Kurdish town of Halabja, took over midway through the trial in January 2006 after previous judge Rizgar Amin was criticised for being too lenient in his dealings with Hussein and his co-defendants.
The father of three had graduated from Baghdad University’s law school in 1963 and worked as a lawyer before he was appointed as the chief judge of the Kurdistan Appeals Court in 1996.

He oversaw Saddam’s trial for crimes against humanity over the killing of 148 people in the town of Dujail following an assassination attempt in 1982, and sentenced him to death by hanging following the guilty verdict.
Judge Rahman had faced claims that he was biased as his home town had been the subject of a poison gas attack in 1988, allegedly ordered by Hussein.
A number of Judge Rahman’s relatives were among the 5,000 people killed in the attack, and during the 1980s he was also reportedly detained and tortured by Saddam’s security agents.
The judge later criticised the way the execution was carried out in December 2006, saying in 2008 that it should not have been carried out in public and branding it ‘uncivilised and backward’.
The hanging had taken place as Sunni Muslims were celebrating the religious festival Eid al-Adha, and a video of the execution showed the former leader being taunted by members of the Shi’ite group.
In March 2007 it was reported that Judge Rahman had applied for asylum in Britain after travelling to the UK with his family on a tourist visa, claiming he feared for his life.
He never commented on the claims, which were denied by the Iraqi High Criminal Court Tribunal which said he had merely been in the UK for a holiday.

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13 Responses to Judge who sentenced Saddam to death is executed by ISIS

  1. Cj aka Elderofzyklons Blog says:

    Reblogged this on ElderofZyklon's Blog!.

  2. PureEvil cont. says:

    Damn, this got my blood up. The Iraq War still pisses me off as much now as 10 years ago. That type of lying and wanton cruelty and injustice will stay in my mind forever. A lot of “friends” were extremely angry with me at the time but know they don’t know what to say. The know-it-all/anti-leaarning bibliophobic “patriots” were wrong, amurka was wrong and President Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti (RIP) was right. Oh, how it burns, lol!!!!!

  3. marcusaemilius says:

    Reblogged this on Delusions and Grandeur and commented:
    Karma is a bitch. However I can’t take much pleasure in this knowing that the cohenservatives who planned the war are not only free today, but much wealthier as a result of their nation/region wrecking project.

  4. Ryu says:

    Good find, MW.

    Saddam was our friend in 1980, but our enemy in 1990. Murka always funds and trains its enemies.

  5. PureEvil cont. says:

    Short and sweet, fact-filled book about him by an American woman:

    • mindweapon says:

      Thanks for this, PureEvil cont.

      • PureEvil cont. says:

        @MW

        You’re most welcome Sir. Not to overload the commenters, but for those not wishing to read they can take an hour and listen to this interview with an Iraqi woman about how it was under Hussein:

  6. Jon says:

    According to his wife, the man in the dock was not Hussein but one of his doubles. And his capture was faked as well. They captured him in December but one of the pictures released by the military of the area surrounding his ostensible underground bunker showed date trees with ripe fruit.

  7. PureEvil cont. says:

    In addition to that, the story about him being found in a hole was supposedly BS as well. What the troops say happened was that Hussein opened fire on them and was the last to surrender. That is more plausible and in line with the character of Saddam. A Marine Lance Corporal named Rabeh was on the scene, supposedly Saddam shot a Marine of Sudanese background. The guys that showed up in uniform against seem to have been Arabs or Muslims.

  8. moishe says:

    jew loving Kurdish traitor got his just deserts – ah ha ha ha ha

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