Saddam Hussein Trial

The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven other Iraqi leaders for their parts in crimes involving the killing of 143 people in Dujail, a town… read more

The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven other Iraqi leaders 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 were accused of crimes against humanity carried out in retaliation for the assassination attempt.

The trial continued following a one-week recess with the beginning of testimony by witnesses to the events. Ahmad Hassan Mohammed took the stand to recount his experiences as a suspect and witness to the brutality of the Hussein regime’s form of justice, noting how seven of his brothers were interrogated, tortured and executed during their imprisonment. During the proceedings several defense lawyers walked out and defendants, including Saddam Hussein and his brother, shouted at members of the court and visitors in the gallery. 

These selected portions of the trial include several exchanges between the Chief Judge and Saddam Hussein and testimony from former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who serves as one of the attorneys defending Saddam Hussein.

Courtesy of Al Arabiya Television.

In Arabic with English translation. Ramsey Clark portion is in English to Arabic consecutive translation. close

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Saddam Hussein Trial

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Program ID:
190198-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Baghdad, Iraq
First Aired:
Dec 5, 2005
Last Aired:
Dec 6, 2005

Airing Details

  • Dec 05, 2005 | 11:18pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 06, 2005 | 3:26am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 06, 2005 | 6:17am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 06, 2005 | 5:48pm EST | C-SPAN 1