Guards Arrested for Taping Saddam's Hanging Two guards at the facility where Saddam Hussein has hanged have been arrested, says Iraqi National Security Adviser Dr. Mowaffak al-Rubaie. The men were paid to tape the event by Arab TV channels, according to al-Rubaie, who was a witness to Saddam Hussein's execution.
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Guards Arrested for Taping Saddam's Hanging

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Guards Arrested for Taping Saddam's Hanging

Guards Arrested for Taping Saddam's Hanging

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Two guards at the facility where Saddam Hussein has hanged have been arrested, says Iraqi National Security Adviser Dr. Mowaffak al-Rubaie. The men were paid to tape the event by Arab TV channels, according to al-Rubaie, who was a witness to Saddam Hussein's execution.

The two arrests — and a third that has been reported since NPR spoke with al-Rubaie — come as Iraq's government is trying to contain anger over video taken of Saddam's last moments.

In pictures apparently taken by someone with a cell-phone camera, Saddam was shown being taunted on the gallows. The incident has been blamed for inflaming sectarian tensions in Iraq, as well as being condemned around the world.