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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Dead Hussein Photos Shown at Prison

CANBERRA, Australia -- Guantanamo Bay prison inmates were shown photographs of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein hanging following his execution, lawyers for Australia's only Guantanamo inmate said Thursday.

Pictures of Hussein's trial were also shown to detainees, along with articles about executions carried out by extremists, the lead American lawyer for Australian detainee David Hicks said.

"Displaying photos of condemned men to those who may be facing capital charges can only be interpreted as an attempt to intimidate and compel submission under a threat of death and mentally torture an already abused detainee population," Joshua Dratel said in Australia.

Dratel said photos of Hussein's 2006 trial were on an exercise yard poster, which also read: "Because Saddam chose not to cooperate and not tell the truth, because he thought by lying he would get released, for that reason he was executed."