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Saddam trial confirmed for October 19
Saddam trial confirmed for October 19

[JURIST] Iraqi government spokesman Laith Kubba Sunday confirmed earlier reports [JURIST report] that Saddam Hussein [Wikipedia profile] and several associates would face trial before the Iraqi Special Tribunal [official website] October 19 for the execution of 143 Shiite residents of the town of Dujail [JURIST report]. Also slated to stand trial for the killings are intelligence chief Barazan Ibrahim, former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan, and Dujail Baath party official Awad Hamed al-Bandar. Hussein, who could face the death penalty if convicted [JURIST report], will be tried for other alleged crimes in about a dozen separate trials. AP has more.