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Iraq court begins Saddam verdict
BBC ^ | November 6, 2006

Posted on 11/05/2006 12:33:24 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu

A court in Baghdad has begun its session to deliver the verdict in the trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity.

Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants were charged with killing 148 villagers in the mostly Shia town of Dujail.

If found guilty, Saddam could be sentenced to death.

A total curfew was imposed on Baghdad and two other provinces ahead of the verdict, amid fears of a violent reaction from Saddam's supporters.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 11/05/2006 12:33:26 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1732558/posts


"Iraq urges calm ahead of Saddam verdict"
ap VIA yAHOO ^ | nOVEMBER 5, 2006 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN

Posted on 11/04/2006 11:09:21 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever


2 posted on 11/05/2006 12:35:27 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

IMO, this sentence could help Republicans to win. It will remember US citizens that we are in war.


3 posted on 11/05/2006 12:38:01 AM PST by Alex1977
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Both CNN and Fox news are covering it.


4 posted on 11/05/2006 12:39:48 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Alex1977
It is helpful from that standpoint. And here's an updated version, though the verdict still has not been given: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6117910.stm .
5 posted on 11/05/2006 12:40:23 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/11/05/dujail.saddam/index.html

"Saddam Hussein verdict hearing begins"
POSTED: 3:33 a.m. EST, November 5, 2006

From Jomana Karadsheh
CNN
Adjust font size:


ARTICLE SNIPPET: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraq's High Tribunal has begun its session on Sunday where it will announce verdicts and sentences for Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants in the Dujail case.

One by one the eight defendants, including Hussein, were to file into the courtroom to receive their sentences from a five-judge panel.

Mohammed Azzawi Ali, a former Dujail Baath Party official, was the first defendant in the courtroom. Defense attorney Ramsey Clark was also in court.

Hussein could be sentenced to death by hanging for his role in a brutal crackdown nearly 25 years ago in Dujail -- the once obscure Iraqi town that is now a symbol of his regime's cruelty.

The tribunal meeting in Baghdad to render verdicts for the co-defendants for their roles in a widescale, systematic attack on the Shiite town after someone tried to assassinate Hussein during a visit on July 8, 1982.

The prosecution is seeking the death penalty for the former dictator and two other defendants -- Barzan Hassan, Hussein's half-brother and former head of the intelligence agency, and Taha Yassin Ramadan, a former member of Hussein's Revolutionary Command Council. (Watch scenes from Dujail crackdown, Baghdad preparations -- 3:20 )"


6 posted on 11/05/2006 12:41:24 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu
For a live thread with a lot of freepers, go to: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1732504/posts .
7 posted on 11/05/2006 12:41:27 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

First defendent Mohamed Ali cleared of charges.


8 posted on 11/05/2006 12:41:49 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

without cable.


9 posted on 11/05/2006 12:41:57 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Ramsey Clark was ejected from the courtroom.


10 posted on 11/05/2006 12:42:48 AM PST by SpaceBar
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Praying for our FRiends in Iraq.

===

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_921.html
Travel Warning
United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520

This information is current as of today, Sun Nov 05 2006 00:42:47 GMT-0800.

IRAQ

August 28, 2006


11 posted on 11/05/2006 12:42:59 AM PST by Cindy
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To: SpaceBar

Anyone give me a direcTV number. I'm at my parents house and sat~challlenged.


12 posted on 11/05/2006 12:43:30 AM PST by Toby06 (jon carry is a piece of s#it)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Yeah, if you have the patience to read through 7oo posts!


13 posted on 11/05/2006 12:44:08 AM PST by Toby06 (jon carry is a piece of s#it)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Three co-defendents get 15 years.


14 posted on 11/05/2006 12:44:17 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

I really hate Ramsey Clark, LBJ and all liberals like them.


15 posted on 11/05/2006 12:44:49 AM PST by Alex1977
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To: Toby06

Just go to the end, that is where the most recent updates are.


16 posted on 11/05/2006 12:45:06 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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NOTE: The following news brief is a quote:
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http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=5635718&nav=9qrx
Police say U-S and Iraqi security forces kill 53 suspected insurgents
AP


BAGHDAD, Iraq Police in Iraq report more than 50 suspected insurgents have been killed in a raid south of Baghdad by U-S and Iraqi security forces.

A police lieutenant says the raid targeted an area of fruit farms where U-S and government troops have been repeatedly attacked by militants believed to be members of the al-Qaida-in-Iraq terrorist group.
The official says ground troops with air support launched the raid Saturday night after being tipped that more attacks were planned for Sunday to coincide with the verdict in the Saddam Hussein trial.


17 posted on 11/05/2006 12:45:32 AM PST by Cindy
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To: SpaceBar

Much appreciated.


18 posted on 11/05/2006 12:45:44 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

CNN is the best coverage at the moment.


19 posted on 11/05/2006 12:47:36 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

So funny that MSNBC isn't interrupting it's regularly scheduled "MSNBC Investigates" series, just has a

"Breaking News Awaiting Verdict in Genocide Trial of Saddam Hussein"

graphic at the bottom of the screen.


20 posted on 11/05/2006 12:48:11 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: SpaceBar; REDWOOD99
Got it. And from REDWOOD99 on the other page: More verdicts.
21 posted on 11/05/2006 12:49:29 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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To: Alex1977

It'll occupy the front page for a day or two instead of the suprises the Old Media had planned.


22 posted on 11/05/2006 12:49:43 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: YaYa123

Liberal media at work.


23 posted on 11/05/2006 12:50:09 AM PST by Alex1977
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Vice pres Ramadan life in prison.


24 posted on 11/05/2006 12:51:24 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Let this be a day this monster and his staff be given the ultimate sentence, death, for their crimes against humanity. The lives of over 2800 troops lost have assured that this day of justice would come to pass.


25 posted on 11/05/2006 12:52:17 AM PST by World_Events
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ON THE NET...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1732504/posts


"Saddam Verdict...Live Thread"
Reuters ^

Posted on 11/04/2006 7:51:17 PM PST by silentknight


26 posted on 11/05/2006 12:53:45 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu; HAL9000; Steven W.
A former VP has gotten life (imprisonment): Comment on other page . (from HAL9000). And from Steven W. : His comment.
27 posted on 11/05/2006 12:54:36 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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To: World_Events

CNN's feed is delayed twenty minutes. The judge is being translated into english.


28 posted on 11/05/2006 12:55:33 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar
Ramsey Clark was ejected from the courtroom.

Why was Ramsey Clark ejected from the courtroom?

29 posted on 11/05/2006 12:57:02 AM PST by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu; HAL9000
Again from HAL9000: Something about Baathists.
30 posted on 11/05/2006 12:57:21 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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To: Cobra64

They didn't say why Ramsey was ejected.


31 posted on 11/05/2006 12:58:11 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu; onyx
From onyx: One death sentence.
32 posted on 11/05/2006 1:00:06 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Ramsey Clark was visible in the background of the video shown just seconds ago wearing headphones. Perhaps the ejection happened after. They just said Clark was protesting the verdicts. Note 20 minute video delay.

Al-Bandar death by hanging.


33 posted on 11/05/2006 1:01:09 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu; GOPyouth
update from GOPyouth: Awad....
34 posted on 11/05/2006 1:01:26 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

DEATH BY HANGING! Just announced.


35 posted on 11/05/2006 1:01:55 AM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: SpaceBar

You're fast. Compliments.


36 posted on 11/05/2006 1:01:55 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Saddam, death by hanging.


37 posted on 11/05/2006 1:02:42 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu; kcvl
Death sentence for Saddam Hussein. From kcvl.
38 posted on 11/05/2006 1:02:47 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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DEATH FOR SADDAM!


39 posted on 11/05/2006 1:03:07 AM PST by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: onyx

DEATH BY HANGING!


40 posted on 11/05/2006 1:06:04 AM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu
There's a sort of wrap-up typing on the other page: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1732504/posts?q=1&&page=951 .
41 posted on 11/05/2006 1:06:31 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Maybe Ramsey Clark will slit his wrist in protest.

One can hope.


42 posted on 11/05/2006 1:07:39 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu; Steven W.
There's more people: From Steven W., Tikriti .
43 posted on 11/05/2006 1:08:20 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu
Automatic appeal will be filed. Execution within 30 days if appeal is unsuccessful.
44 posted on 11/05/2006 1:08:49 AM PST by SpaceBar
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QUOTE:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1732574/posts


Saddam sentanced to death!
Fox News ^ | 11/4/06 | Fox News

Posted on 11/05/2006 1:04:49 AM PST by Yossarian

Saddam Hussien just sentanced to death - announced on FOX News!

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


45 posted on 11/05/2006 1:08:55 AM PST by Cindy
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To: ScaniaBoy


I am literally cheering!
WOO-HOO!


46 posted on 11/05/2006 1:09:59 AM PST by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: SpaceBar; Mo1
Space Bar probably knows this already: From Mo1: 30 days.
47 posted on 11/05/2006 1:11:02 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( One billion Americans.)
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http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/11/05/dujail.saddam/index.html

"Hussein hearing begins; one defendant cleared"
POSTED: 3:46 a.m. EST, November 5, 2006

From Jomana Karadsheh
CNN


ARTICLE SNIPPET: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The Iraqi High Tribunal on Sunday cleared one of the eight defendants in the Dujail case.

Mohammed Azzawi Ali, a former Dujail Baath Party official, was exonerated because, the court said, there was insufficient evidence against him.

The court has begun its session where it is issuing verdicts and sentences for Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants in the Dujail case.

The defendants were filing into the courtroom to receive their sentences from a five-judge panel.

Defense attorney Ramsey Clark was also in court, but he was soon ousted by judges.

The court asked Clark to leave, saying he had come here from America to mock the Iraqi people and this court.

Hussein could be sentenced to death by hanging for his role in a brutal crackdown nearly 25 years ago in Dujail -- the once obscure Iraqi town that is now a symbol of his regime's cruelty.

The tribunal meeting in Baghdad to render verdicts for the co-defendants for their roles in a widescale, systematic attack on the Shiite town after someone tried to assassinate Hussein during a visit on July 8, 1982.

The prosecution is seeking the death penalty for the former dictator and two other defendants -- Barzan Hassan, Hussein's half-brother and former head of the intelligence agency, and Taha Yassin Ramadan, a former member of Hussein's Revolutionary Command Council. (Watch scenes from Dujail crackdown, Baghdad preparations -- 3:20 )

The tribunal is meeting amid heavy security and sweeping curfews in Baghdad and elsewhere, as authorities brace for violent reactions to the verdicts. (Full story)

This chapter of the much-criticized trial, which began in October 2005, comes nearly three years after U.S.-led forces plucked Hussein out of hiding and a few days before U.S. midterm elections on November 7.

Automatic appeals"


48 posted on 11/05/2006 1:11:10 AM PST by Cindy
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i just let out a loud w00t! lol then went to wake up hubby and tell him. YES!!!


49 posted on 11/05/2006 1:11:20 AM PST by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Hey guys Saddam Hussein HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY AND SENTANCED TO DEATH! As per FOXNEWS.Couldn't happen to a nicer guy! Iwonder how the left will spin this over the next two days before the election?


50 posted on 11/05/2006 1:13:18 AM PST by screaming eagle2 (No matter what you call it,a pre-owned vehicle is still a USED CAR!)
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