Iraq hanging video shown to reporters
(AP) - The official video of hanging of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants screened for reporters Monday showed the former leader's half brother lying headless below the gallows, his severed head several yards away.
The video shows Barzan Ibrahim, Saddam's half brother and former intelligence chief, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of Iraq's Revolutionary Court, being hanged side by side, reports Trend.
They wore red prison jumpsuits. As they reached the gallows, black hoods were put on their heads and five masked men surrounded them.
After the trap doors opened, al-Bandar could be seen dangling from the rope. Ibrahim's body was lying on the floor, chest down, his severed head resting several yards away.
The execution was conducted on the same gallows where Saddam was hanged Dec. 30.