Saddam's Team Told to Pick Up His Belongings!

Update: Saddam is transferred to Iraqis
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There are several sources who believe Saddam’s hanging will come in less than 48 hours!

World Saddam Sympathizers are organizing…
An “Anty-Terrorist” Group in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi activists from a local organization the “Anti Terrorist Movement” shout anti-US slogans during a demonstration in Dhaka against the death sentence for former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. Iraq is nervously awaiting the execution of Saddam Hussein, which the White House thinks could happen as early as Saturday, amid fears it could trigger yet more violence in the bloodsoaked country(AFP-Farjana K. Godhuly)

Saddam’s lawyers have been told to pick up his personal belongings the BBC reports:

Lawyers for former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein have confirmed to the BBC that they have been asked to pick up his personal effects.

But an Iraqi official denied that he has been handed from US military to Iraqi custody, following earlier reports this had already happened.

Saddam Hussein could be hanged at any time over the next four weeks, after an appeal against his execution failed.

The sentence is for the killings of 148 Shias in Dujail in the 1980s.

A trial for a second case, genocide against the Kurds, continues.


Sympathizers of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein shout slogans against U.S. President George W. Bush during a demonstration in New Delhi, India, Friday, Dec. 29, 2006 against Iraqi court judgment to upheld Saddam’s death sentence for the killing of 148 people who were detained after an attempt to assassinate him in the northern Iraqi city of Dujail in 1982. The court said the former president should be hanged within 30 days. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)


Activists from United Human Rights Council demand the release of Saddam Hussein in Karachi December 29, 2006. (Reuters)

Update From Above: Saddam is transferred to the Iraqis!
BBC reports:

Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been handed over to the Iraqi authorities ahead of his execution, his lawyers say they have been told.
“The American side has notified us that they have handed over the president to the Iraqi authorities,” lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi said, quoted by Reuters.

This follows intense speculation about the timing of the execution, with some reports that it is imminent.

Neither the US or Iraqi authorities have confirmed the handover.

FOX News confirms this development.
Now… State Department officials claim Saddam is still in US hands.

Jules Crittenden says, “Dead by Dawn.”
Michelle Malkin has a hanging roundup.
HotAir is tracking developments.
Iraq the Model is liveblogging.

Update 2: US officials are announced that Saddams execution will happen within 5 hours! (10 PM EST) FOX News.

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