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As POW, Saddam will be held according to international law

The capture of Saddam Hussein raises a range of questions about his legal status and future, as well as the United States’ responsibilities under international law in dealing with him. Among them: Q: What is Saddam’s official status? A: The Pentagon said Monday that Saddam is a “prisoner of war,” or POW. As a POW, he is entitled to humane treatment and other protections under the Third Geneva Convention of 1949, which was convened in the aftermath of Germany’s atrocities during World War II. His status is likely to remain unchanged until and unless he is classified as a “war criminal.” That would happen if he were charged with crimes against humanity, genocide or other violations of the laws of war. The USA then would turn him over to the nation that would conduct his trial. Full Story

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