29 December 2006 – Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein, the infamous former President of Iraq, was hanged in 2006 for crimes against humanity, aged 69.

He stood accused of a wealth of charges, including genocide involving thousands of Kurds.

At 6.10am Iraqi time, according to the ‘New York Times’, as he swung suspended he ‘never bowed his head, until his neck snapped’.

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