Skip to comments.Iraq court begins Saddam verdict
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.
"Iraq urges calm ahead of Saddam verdict"
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Posted on 11/04/2006 11:09:21 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever
IMO, this sentence could help Republicans to win. It will remember US citizens that we are in war.
Both CNN and Fox news are covering it.
"Saddam Hussein verdict hearing begins"
POSTED: 3:33 a.m. EST, November 5, 2006
From Jomana Karadsheh
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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 )"
First defendent Mohamed Ali cleared of charges.
Ramsey Clark was ejected from the courtroom.
Praying for our FRiends in Iraq.
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.
August 28, 2006
Anyone give me a direcTV number. I'm at my parents house and sat~challlenged.
Yeah, if you have the patience to read through 7oo posts!
Three co-defendents get 15 years.
I really hate Ramsey Clark, LBJ and all liberals like them.
Just go to the end, that is where the most recent updates are.
NOTE: The following news brief is a quote:
Police say U-S and Iraqi security forces kill 53 suspected insurgents
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.
CNN is the best coverage at the moment.
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.