(From Yorkshire Evening Post)
Brutal dictator stayed defiant as he was executed Saddam Hussein was executed today - and stayed defiant to the last.
The former Iraqi dictator was hanged just before 3am British time and Iraqi officials said the execution had been filmed.
They added that Saddam put up no resistance on his way to the gallows, merely asking for his copy of the Koran to be passed on to someone.
But on the gallows Saddam refused to wear a hood and shouted: "God is great." Early reports suggested that Saddam's half-brother Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and former judge Awad al-Bander were also hanged, but this was later denied by the …