Saddam Trial Set to Begin

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The first case before the Iraqi Special Tribunal examines Saddam Hussein's retaliation on the entire city of Dujail, in response to a botched assassination attempt. In an effort to root out the opposition Shia attackers, Hussein bulldozed countless buildings, imprisoned entire families, and signed off on more than 150 executions.


Michael Scharf, law professor and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University; head of the Iraqi Special Tribunal's Academic Consortium

Hassan Mneimneh, executive director of the Iraq Memory Foundation

Curtis Doebbler, member of Saddam Hussein's legal team; visiting law professor at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine

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