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Iraq set for Saddam Hussein trial

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posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 12:47 AM
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The former Iraqi leader will be led into court on Wednesday with seven associates, charged with ordering the killing of 143 Shia men in 1982.
The trial is presided over by five judges, whose identities and backgrounds have been kept secret.
This will be recorded and broadcast to millions around the world,
The charge carries the death penalty, though Saddam Hussein and his associates have the right to appeal if they are found guilty.

 



news.bbc.co.uk
Saddam Hussein is going on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
The former Iraqi leader will be led into court on Wednesday with seven associates, charged with ordering the killing of 143 Shia men in 1982.

His lawyer Khalil Dulaimi said the trial was illegitimate and he would ask for an adjournment, but said Saddam Hussein was still "very optimistic".

The case will be heard in a specially built courtroom in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone.

It will be filmed by TV cameras.

The ex-leader's followers have called for attacks to mark the trial's start.

An internet statement attributed to the Baath party urged supporters to "salute the leader... by firing bullets and mortars of death at the occupier".



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This is the long awaited try that many people and family of victims of Saddam have been waiting for many years,

I wonder if Saddam will bring in any speeches about how he got the support and weapons to commit his atrocities.


[edit on 22-10-2005 by asala]




 
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