Libya declares 3-day official mourning for Saddam

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December 30, 2006 12:02

 
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The government of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi announced a three-day official mourning period following Saddam Hussein's execution Saturday and canceled all celebrations of the Islamic Eid al-Adha feast. In an official statement, the government ordered all its branches to lower the national flag to half mast. "All celebrations all around the country should also be canceled," the statement said of the most important holiday on the Islamic calendar. On Friday, Gadhafi made an indirect appeal for Saddam's life, telling Al-Jazeera television that Saddam's trial was illegal and that he should be retried by an international court.

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