Saddam's trial on genocide charges opens




 
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Saddam's trial on genocide charges opens
 
August 21st, 2006  
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Topic: Saddam's trial on genocide charges opens


Saddam's trial on genocide charges opens
Media: AFP
Byline: n/a
Date: 21 August 2006

BAGHDAD - Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and six co-defendants appeared
in court on Monday to face charges including genocide over the 1987-88
slaughter of Kurdish civilians.

The accused were brought before chief trial judge Abdallah al-Ameri, a
Shiite Arab with 25 years on the bench, and four of his colleagues at the
start of a trial which prosecutors hope will last for only four months.
 


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