Saddam Hussein Trial

In the first case brought to trial by the Iraq Special Tribunal, eight defendants were brought before the tribunal for their parts in… read more

In the first case brought to trial by the Iraq Special Tribunal, eight defendants were brought before the tribunal for their parts in crimes involving the killing of 143 people in Dujail, a town 60 kilometers north of Baghdad, where in 1982 Saddam Hussein’s motorcade was ambushed in an apparent assassination attempt. Saddam Hussein and the other defendants are accused of crimes against humanity carried out in retaliation for the assassination attempt. 

Defendants were escorted to the courtroom by armed Iraqi security personnel and seated in locked docks during the proceedings. The eight defendants were Saddam Hussein, Barzan Ebraheem, Taha Yasin Ramadhan, Awad Hamed Al-Bander, Abd Allah Kadhem Ruaid, Ali Daeem Ali, Mohammed Azawi Ali, and Mizher Abdulah Rawed. 

At the end of the day’s proceedings, the judge adjourned the trial until November 28, 2005.

This is a portion of the trial. In Arabic with English translation. Multiple transmission problems. close

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Saddam Hussein Trial

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Program ID:
189425-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Baghdad, Iraq
First Aired:
Oct 19, 2005
Last Aired:
Oct 23, 2005

Airing Details

  • Oct 19, 2005 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 20, 2005 | 12:43am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 20, 2005 | 5:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 20, 2005 | 11:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 23, 2005 | 1:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1