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Saddam Hussein’s execution was removed from a recreation area at the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a detainee’s lawyer accused officials of using it to frighten prisoners, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday.
Authorities also removed an Arabic-language poster that depicted Saddam’s capture, court appearances and death sentence, said Navy Cmdr. Robert Durand, a Guantanamo Bay spokesman.
The military decided the poster “appeared insensitive” and did not belong in the recreation area, where authorities post information about current events for detainees.