Saddam's former vice president to be executed

An Iraqi court has raised the sentence against Saddam Hussein's former vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan from life imprisonment to death by hanging. The decision came after the appeals court concluded the sentence of life imprisonment given to him was too lenient and returned his file to the High Tribunal. Ramadan was convicted of premeditated murder in the Dujail case - the 1982 killings of 148 people from the Shi'ite town after an attempt on Saddam Hussein's life there - for which Saddam himself was found guilty and hanged for crimes against humanity.