Saddam Hussein Trial

Saddam Hussein was back in a Baghdad courtroom for the first time since starting a hunger strike earlier in the month. His attorneys… read more

Saddam Hussein was back in a Baghdad courtroom for the first time since starting a hunger strike earlier in the month. His attorneys continued their boycott of the trial for safety concerns, so a court-appointed attorney gave closing arguments in his defense. This portion of the day’s events begins with Saddam addressing the court.

Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants were on trial for crimes against humanity in the killing of 148 people from Dujail . Closing arguments for two of Saddam Hussein’s co-defendants were still ahead. October 16, 2006, a five-judge panel will hand down the verdicts. If convicted, Saddam could face death by hanging. A second trial was planned to start August 21, 2006, for his role in a crackdown on Iraqi Kurds in the 1980s.

Courtesy of Al Iraqiya Television.

Proceedings were in Arabic. Translation into English was by voiceover. close

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Saddam Hussein Trial

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Program ID:
193613-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Baghdad, Iraq
First Aired:
Jul 26, 2006
Last Aired:
Jul 29, 2006

Airing Details

  • Jul 26, 2006 | 9:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 27, 2006 | 1:51am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 27, 2006 | 6:12am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 28, 2006 | 9:11am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 28, 2006 | 2:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 29, 2006 | 1:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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