Defiant Saddam Pleads Not Guilty to Killings Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is facing multiple charges of crimes against humanity in a trial that began Wednesday in Baghdad. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, related to killings in the Shiite town of Dujail in 1982. The trial was adjourned until late November.
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Defiant Saddam Pleads Not Guilty to Killings

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Defiant Saddam Pleads Not Guilty to Killings

Defiant Saddam Pleads Not Guilty to Killings

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Saddam Hussein speaks defiantly to the judge as his trial begins in Baghdad, Oct. 19. Reuters hide caption

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Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants are facing multiple charges of crimes against humanity in a trial that began Wednesday in Baghdad. All pleaded not guilty to the charges, related to killings in the Shiite town of Dujail in 1982. The trial was adjourned until late November.