On Saturday 30th Dec 2006 at approximately 5:45 AM, former dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging at the former headquarters of Saddam's military intelligence where many of his victims were executed in the same gallows. Shortly after the execution, the Iraqi government released a short film of the execution which showed the former dictator, very composed, declaring his faith and refusing the hood, walked to the trap door where a noose was placed around his neck. Here the sound track was either cleaned and/or missing. Shortly after, a new film (clip) supposedly taken by a mobile phone by one of those present at the scene was circulating around the world. This film showed all the gruesome details of the execution and most importantly recorded the sounds in the gallows. In this film, one can hear Saddam Hussein declaring his faith (similar to the last rites) while a person shouting "Moqtada is alive" (referring to the Shi'ite Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr) and "you are going to hell". According to DebkaFile his last words were "Palestine is ours".
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