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Official held in Saddam hanging video

By malan     Jan 3, 2007 in World
The person believed to have recorded Saddam Hussein's raucous execution on a cell phone camera was arrested Wednesday.
The adviser to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, did not identify the person. But he said it was "an official who supervised the execution" and who is "now under investigation."
"In the past few hours, the government has arrested the person who made the video of Saddam's execution," the adviser said.
Iraqi state television broadcast an official video of Saturday's hanging, which had no audio and never showed Saddam's actual death. But the leaked cell phone video showed the deposed leader being taunted in his final moments, with witnesses shouting "Go to hell!" before he dropped through the gallows floor and died.
Officials were searched before the execution and all cellphones, cameras, video-cameras, etc. were confiscated. But they are saying that bodygaurds may have smuggled the cellphone into the execution area and given them to the officials so that they could get the footage.
It is rumored that the person taken into custody is Mowaffak al-Rubaie could be a suspect although it is currently" officially" being denied.
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