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BAGHDAD - Iraq has not finalised the execution date of the two henchmen of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein, who was hanged eight days ago in Baghdad.
Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, the former chief of the dreaded Mukhabarat intelligence, and Awad Ahmed al-Bandar, the head of the former revolutionary court, will be executed after an Iraqi court found them to have been involved in the killing of 148 Shiites in the 1980s.
"The date for their execution is not yet fixed," said Sami al-Askari, a Shiite MP.
"We have until January 25," Askari said.
He was referring to the 30-day period allowed by Iraqi law for executions to be carried out once they have been confirmed by the Iraqi appeal chamber.
The executions of Hussein and his two henchmen were confirmed on December 26.
The hanging of al-Tikriti and al-Bandar was originally planned for Thursday, but was postponed following rising international pressure after the bungling of Hussein's hanging.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Saturday "strongly urged the government of Iraq to grant a stay of execution for those whose death sentences may be carried out in the near future."
The hanging of Hussein sparked an outcry after the leak of a grisly cellphone video of his execution that showed a guard taunting the former dictator moments before his death.
Iraqi premier Nur al-Maliki said the government will carry out punishments against the former regime officials.
"We will go ahead in applying the law against those who abused the Iraqi people and whose hands are stained with the blood of the innocent," he said. - Sapa-AFP