Saddam Hussein Videos
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Saddam Hussein, the former dictator of Iraq who spent his last years in captivity after his ruthless Baathist regime was toppled from power by the U.S.-led coalition in 2003, has been executed — hanged for crimes during a brutal crackdown during his reign. A witness said Hussein was defiant to the end, arguing with guards and refusing to wear a hood to be hanged.
Hussein was hanged before dawn Saturday in Iraq at about 6 a.m. (10 p.m. Friday ET), according to one of Hussein’s lawyers.
Saddam Hussein will be buried Sunday in the same Tikrit cemetery as his sons, the son of a tribal leader said.
UNEDITED SADDAM HANGING (**Graphic**)
This video shows Saddam Hussein being hanged from the vantage of a witness using his or her cellphone. This shows almost everything — except for the snap of the neck, viewer discretion advised.
Watch it here:
Saddam execution leaked from cellphone video
Graphic cellphone video
Graphic cellphone video – translated
Translation of Arabic subtitles accompanying the latest execution footage when broadcast on al-Jazeera TV station:
[Saddam] Oh God.
[Voices] May God’s blessings be upon Muhammad and his household.
[Voices] And may God hasten their appearance and curse their enemies.
[Voices] Moqtada [Al-Sadr]…Moqtada…Moqtada.
[Saddam] Do you consider this bravery?
[Voice] Long live Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr.
[Voice] To hell.
[Voice] Please do not. The man is being executed. Please no, I beg you to stop.
[Saddam] There is no God but Allah and I testify that Muhammad is the messenger of God. There is no God but Allah and I testify that Muhammad…
At this point the video stops and the sound of the trapdoors opening is heard in the background.
Hussein’s body wrapped in shroud
Video captured by cell phone contains graphic content.
Iraqis dance in the street
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Hussein’s final moments
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Hussein – A Brutal Dictator
Saddam Hussein’s brutal acts against his people in his 20-year rule.
Hussein death impact
Probable impact of Saddam Hussein’s execution
From Peasant to President
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Hussein spider hole capture
Report on Saddam Hussein’s capture in a spider hole.