Awad al-Bandar is on trial -- along with Hussein, and six other former Iraqi officials -- for his role in the killing of the 148 men following an assassination attempt on Hussein in 1982 in Al-Dujayl, the town from which the men came.
Hussein admits to ordering the trial that led to the executions, saying that the entire process was legitimate.
Bandar, who was the head of Iraq's Revolutionary Court, called the trial fair and the death sentences legal.
Prosecutors say the trial of the 148 was a sham.
Saddam Hussein In Pictures
A slideshow of photographs from Saddam Hussein's years ruling Iraq through his downfall.