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Monday, October 19, 2009

Trial of Saddam Hussein begins
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On October 19, 2005, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was put on trial for crimes against humanity committed during his time in office. He was convicted and sentenced to death on November 6, 2006. The execution took place on the following December 30.

Learn more about the Trial of Saddam Hussein from the U.S. Law Library of Congress.

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