Actor’s New Role: Iraqi Hangman


“I feel like I deliver something to the Iraqi people, and I feel good about it when I take these people and send them to the gallows…”

“It is not a nice thing to see someone being killed or dying in front of you…”
Actor Basam Ridha on his current role as Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s advisor on judicial matters and executions and the go-to man for all things gallows. (Read the story from the L.A. Times here, registration required.)

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