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First Case Against Hussein, Involving Killings in 1982, Is Sent to a Trial Court

After more than 19 months in American custody, Saddam Hussein was referred for trial on Sunday in the first of more than a dozen cases of crimes against humanity that Iraqi and American investigators have been building against the deposed Iraqi dictator. No date was set for Mr. Hussein’s trial in the killing of 150 men and youths from Dujail, a town 35 miles north of Baghdad that was the scene of an assassination attempt against him in 1982. But Raid Juhi, chief investigative judge for the Iraqi Special Tribunal, who announced that he had ended his inquiry into the case and sent it to the trial court in a process known as a referral, said the date would be set “in the coming few days.” Full Story

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