"He is the ridiculous one take him out of the court, take him out, take him out!"
UPSOUND of people in the court clapping
4. Clark with guards standing behind him
5. Chief Judge banging a book on his desk
6. Cutaway of defence lawyer
7. Chief Judge addressing Saddam Hussein (overlaid with pictures of Saddam)
Chief Judge: "Keep standing... We are going to read the verdict keep standing."
Saddam Hussein: "What?"
Chief Judge: "Keep standing we are going to read the verdict, listen to the verdict standing."
Saddam Hussein: "I will listen to it."
Chief Judge: "Yes Standing."
Saddam Hussein: "No, sitting."
Chief Judge: "Stand... Make him stand" (speaking to the guards) NOT PICTURED
Saddam Hussein:" Don't twist my arm" (speaking to the guards) NOT PICTURED
Chief Judge: " Leave him, leave him. The court decided to sentence Saddam Hussein Almajid to death."
Saddam Hussein: "Long live the people, long live the nation, down with the traitors, down down the invaders ..Allah Akbar...(God is great). Long live the people (Iraqi people) long live the nation (Arab nation), down the traitors, down down with the invaders, go to hell, you and the court, silence for the ones should shut up. We are for it. We are the human people. The criminal invaders are the enemies of humanity and their collaborators are the enemies of humanity. God is great, God is great, silence for the ones who should shut up. I recommend the great Iraqi people to forgive the ones who chose the wrong side if they decide to come back and change their situation. I also recommend that the great people (Iraqis) should feel angry with the people from the countries that occupied Iraq and be ready to pardon them. You are not the ones who decide, you are servants of the occupation, of the invaders and their followers, God is great, life for us and death for our enemies, life for the people and death for their enemies, long live the great nation (Arab nation) and death for its enemy, long live humanity!"
Iraq's High Tribunal on Sunday found Saddam Hussein guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to hang for the 1982 killing of 148 Shiites in the city of Dujail.
The visibly shaken former leader shouted "God is great!"
Saddam's half brother and former intelligence chief Barzan Ibrahim, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of the former Revolutionary Court, were sentenced to join Saddam on the gallows for the Dujail killings after an unsuccessful assassination attempt during a Saddam visit to the city 60 kilometres (35 miles) north of Baghdad.
Saddam and his seven co-defendants had been tried by the Iraqi High Tribunal over a wave of revenge killings carried out in the city of Dujail following a 1982 assassination attempt on the former dictator.
After the verdict was read, a trembling Saddam yelled out, "Long live the people, and death to their enemies. Long live the glorious nation, and death to its enemies!"
He initially refused Chief Judge Raouf Adbul-Rahman's order to rise to hear the verdict and sentence. Two bailiffs lifted Saddam to his feet, and he remained standing but turned to one guard, telling him to stop twisting his arm.
Two other defendants Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of former Revolutionary Court and Barzan Ibrahim, Saddam's half brother were also sentenced to death by the court.
As the Chief Judge read out the death sentence Awad Hamed al-Bandar shouted "God is great" over and over again.
Former Vice President and Saddam deputy Taha Yassin Ramadan was sentence to life in prison.
Three defendants were sentenced to 15 years in prison for torture and premeditated murder. Abdullah Kazim Ruwayyid and his son Mizhar Abdullah Ruwayyid were party officials Dujail, along with Ali Dayih Ali. They were
believed responsible for the Dujail arrests.
Mohammed Azawi Ali, a former Dujail Baath Party official, was acquitted for lack of evidence and immediately freed.
Before the trial began, one of Saddam's lawyers, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, was ejected from the courtroom after handing the judge a memorandum in which he called the Saddam trial a travesty.
Abdul-Rahman pointed to Clark and said in English, "Get out."
Saddam faces additional charges in a separate case over an alleged massacre of Kurdish civilians.
It wasn't clear when a verdict would be announced in that other case, or when Saddam's sentence would be carried out.
The death sentences automatically go to a nine-judge appeals panel which as unlimited time to review the case.
If the verdicts and sentences are upheld, the executions must be carried out within 30 days.