Saddam Hussein will be executed by end of 2006

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    Saddam to be 'executed by end of year'

    BBC WORLD

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has told the BBC he expects Saddam Hussein to be executed by the end of 2006.
    In an interview with John Simpson in Baghdad, Mr Maliki said the decision to hang the former president would not be affected by any pressure.

    "We would like the whole world to respect the judicial will of Iraq," he told the BBC.
    The former Iraqi leader was sentenced to death two days ago after being convicted of crimes against humanity.
    During the interview, Mr Maliki also said the Iraqi army would be ready within months to take over the main role in fighting the insurgency - a forecast which correspondents say many senior US military figures may view with scepticism.

    Asked how he felt looking back at the US and UK occupation of Iraq, Mr Maliki had criticism of their handling of the period.
    "We thought that when the United States and the United Kingdom forces were preparing to go into Iraq, they would have a clear understanding about Iraq, socially, politically and security-wise," he said.
    "But there was no adequate planning for the period after regime change. The leaders on the ground had no knowledge of understanding of the situation in Iraq."

    Our correspondent says this is the fiercest public criticism any Iraqi leader has made of the occupation and clearly reflects great frustration. Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death on Sunday but appeared in court again on Tuesday to continue his trial on a different set of charges which also carry the death penalty. The former president is being tried with six others - all different from his previous co-defendants - for his role in a military campaign against ethnic Kurds in the late 1980s. More than 180,000 people are alleged to have died in the Anfal campaign.

    Judicial timetable

    It is not clear if the Iraqi authorities will wait until the second trial is complete before they carry out the sentence in the first case. An automatic appeal against the guilty verdict will be launched, to be decided by a panel of nine judges. If the death sentence is upheld, the execution must be carried out within 30 days.
    Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging after being found guilty over the killing of 148 people in the mainly Shia town of Dujail following an assassination attempt on him in 1982.
    Saddam Hussein was subdued in court on Tuesday, in contrast to his defiance on Sunday as his death sentence was read out.


    Speaking to the court in the afternoon session, he cited references to the Prophet Muhammad and Jesus who had asked for forgiveness for those who had opposed them.
    "I call on all Iraqis, Arabs and Kurds, to forgive, reconcile and shake hands," the former president told the court.
    His call for mutual reconciliation came after he had respectfully challenged one witness' testimony.
    Tuesday's first witness told the court that he and other men from his village had surrendered to Iraqi soldiers after being promised an amnesty.

    Qahar Khalil Mohammed, a Kurd, then told the court how they were lined up and shot by the soldiers. He said he survived despite several wounds, but 33 other people from his village died.
    Saddam Hussein rebutted the testimony, saying there was nobody who could verify Mr Mohammed's account. The trial has been adjourned and will be resumed Wednesday. More trials are possible over Saddam Hussein's response to a 1991 Shia uprising and the repression of the people of Iraq's southern marshlands.
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    Assalamu A'laikum

    Amazing justice regarding war crime!

    Was anyone in u.s even trialed for dropping atomic bomb in hiroshima and nagashaki and exterminating 30+ million people in less than a day, in 1945. = No !

    Was anyone in u.s even trialed for violent war crimes in vietnam in 1971 = No !

    Is anyone every gonna be trailed for killing thousands of iraqi's from 2003 to present. = Most Likely Not !

    and we always hear 'Justice is evenly balanced'.. !!!

    wasalam.
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    Assalam. Basically same info i got....

    Saddam Hussein has returned to court to face charges of genocide against Iraq's Kurds, two days after another panel sentenced him to death for crimes against humanity.

    Saddam, wearing a black suit and white shirt with a handkerchief, entered the court and took his seat quietly among the other six defendants on Tuesday.

    The seven men are charged with carrying out a genocide against Iraq's Kurds during the Anfal military campaign of the late 1980s.

    Once the defendants had arrived, the chief judge then convened the session and called the first witness, Qahar Khalil Mohammed.

    On Sunday, another five-judge panel convicted Saddam of ordering the death of nearly 150 Shia Muslims after a 1982 assassination attempt against him in the town of Dujail.

    He and two others were sentenced to death by hanging. Four co-defendants received lesser sentences and one was acquitted.

    The Dujail case is subject to appeal, and the Anfal genocide trial will continue while the appeal is under way.

    On Monday, the chief prosecutor said the nine-judge appeals panel would rule on Saddam's appeal against his death sentence by mid-January.

    That could set in motion a possible execution by mid-February
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    I firmly believe that Saddam must be punished for his atrocities against the Iraqis. My main problem is that at the height of his reign, the US had supplied him with weapons and financial backing as well.

    When will the US government be taken to court for their atrocities against the Iraqi - people? I will not even mention all the other people that the US has committed atrocities against

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