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Libya To Erect Hussein Statue

January 5, 2006 -- Libya will raise a statue showing former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on the gallows.

The Libyan government said the statue will be erected alongside that of national hero Omar al-Mukhtar, who was hanged in the 1930s for leading the Libyan resistance against Italian occupation.

Flags on official Libyan buildings were flown at half-mast and celebrations to mark the festival of Eid al-Adha were cancelled following Hussein's hanging on December 30.

(AFP, Reuters)

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