Saddam Hussein's last moments....
This is a leaked video of the execution of former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein last December 30 taken using a camera phone.
The execution took place more than three years after his capture, on December 13, 2003. He was sentenced to death by the Iraq Special Tribunal, for crimes against humanity on November 5, 2006. His final appeal was dismissed on December 26, 2006, and the execution was carried out four days later at an Iraqi military base in Kadhimiya, known as Camp Justice.
Up to the very last moment, Saddam Hussein remained unfazed and defiant, smiling and talking, reciting the Shahadah, amidst all the supposed taunts coming from the onlookers.
The prison guard who allegedly took this video has been subsequently arrested. Since then, this clip has been aired on Al-Jazeera television and has circulated freely on the internet.
Given the graphic nature of the content, viewer discretion is strongly advised.
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