Tribunal questions Saddam on 1982 massacre, releases interrogation video

[JURIST] The Iraqi Special Tribunal (IST) [official website] said Monday that an Iraqi investigatory judge has questioned former dictator Saddam Hussein regarding the killing of nearly 160 men in the predominantly-Shiite village of Dujail, a case identified last week [JURIST report] as the first on which Hussein might be tried. The village was the site of an assassination attempt on Saddam prior to the killings. The IST Monday also released video footage of a haggared-looking Saddam and other members of his government being questioned by presiding judge Raad Jouhi in a court session believed to have taken place Sunday. Although Iraqi officials would like to start Saddam's trial in the next few months, the IST has not set a timetable [IST press release], not has it specified the exact charges for any such proceeding. Reuters has more.

 

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