Judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein killed by Sunni militants

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Iraqi judge killed by Sunni militants
Baghdad, June 24: Islamic Fundamentalist group ISIL on Monday captured more cities in Iraq and if reports are to be believed then even killed the judge who sentenced death-by-hanging to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussien in 2006.

Reports suggest that the Kurdish judge Raouf Abdul Rahman was executed by the Sunni militants in retaliation to Saddam's hanging. The judge is said to have been captured on June 16.

The Iraqi government has not onfirmed the news but several reports suggest the death of the judge may have taken place. Facebook posts from many leaders including people who were close to Rahman confirmed his eath.

Jordanian Member of Parliament Khalil Atteih wrote on his Facebook page; "Iraqi revolutionaries arrested him and sentenced him to death in retaliation to Saddam Hussain's death." He also added that the Iraqi government has not confirmed his death but have refused to deny the kidnapping.

He said that the judge tried escaping by wearing dancers uniform but failed to do so.

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