Interesting verdict out of this trial after being found guilty of crimes against humanity in ordering the deaths of 148 Shia villagers in 1982, personally I have no sympathy for the man, he did order the firing of missiles into Riyadh when my Uncle was working there, and would never condone anything he has done but this verdict seems a trifle strange to me. Such a public execution will only serve to make a martyr out of him, he himself has said he wants to be shot by firing squad, I wouldn't give him the satisfaction. I'd let him rot in jail for life as it would deny him being made a martyr of. Understandably his victims families would feel differently about this but this is only giving him what he wants albeit in a slightly more painful way than a firing squad. The automatic appeal will inevitably delay things so there could possibly be some twists and turns yet to come. Your thoughts???