The man who recorded the cell phone video of Saddam Hussein’s execution has been arrested:

The Iraqi government has arrested the person believed to have recorded Saddam Hussein’s hanging on a cellphone.

An adviser to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki would not identify the person, but said it was an official who supervised the execution last Saturday.

“In the past few hours, the government has arrested the person who made the video of Saddam’s execution,” the adviser said Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

I’m a bit surprised. Despite appearances I assumed the release was intentional.

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