Saddam Hussein: Crimes and Punishment During his 23-year reign of terror, Saddam Hussein (pictured at left in 1983) was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. On Dec. 30, Iraqi authorities executed Saddam for ordering the massacre of more than 140 Iraqis in the village of Dujail. He was buried Dec. 31 in Tikrit.
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Saddam Hussein: Crimes and Punishment