Court upholds Saddam's death sentence

Iran Materials 26 December 2006 17:55 (UTC +04:00)

(AP) - An Iraqi appeals court has upheld the death sentence for Saddam Hussein,Iraq's national security adviser said Tuesday.

"The appeals court approved the verdict to hang Saddam," said the official, Mouwafak al-Rubaie.

On Nov. 5, an Iraqi court sentenced Saddam to the gallows for the 1982 killings of 148 people in a single Shiite town after an attempt on his life there, reports Trend.