Richard Dicker, director of Human Rights Watch's International Justice Program, said in a statement on January 7 that executing the two men "will only drag a deeply flawed process into even greater disrepute."
Human Rights Watch called on the Iraqi government to halt the upcoming executions of Hussein's half brother and former intelligence chief, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, and the former head of Iraq's Revolutionary Court, Awad Hamed al-Bandar.
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