Saddam begs for mercy from Iraq PM

In an interview published Monday in the Arab al-Hayat newspaper (English version here), Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said that deposed president Saddam Hussein is "distraught and depressed" and has begged the Iraq government for mercy.

"Saddam sent us an oral message in which he begged for mercy. He said that they were working in the public interest and did not mean any harm," said Allawi. Hussein is currently in jail, awaiting trial for war crimes.

Previously reported in Paper Chase:

  • Lawyers for Saddam expect delays in trial

  • Saddam Hussein trial to begin in October

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