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Saddam Goes on Trial for 1982 Massacre

Saddam Hussein went on trial Wednesday for alleged crimes against fellow Iraqis, appearing in a tightly secured courtroom in the former headquarters of his Baath Party two years after his capture. He faces charges in a 1982 massacre of nearly 150 Shiites that could carry the death penalty if he is convicted. The 68-year-old ousted Iraqi leader and his seven co-defendants — top officials and lower civil servants from his Baathist regime — were called in one by one into the courtroom. Saddam came in last, escorted by two Iraqi guards in bulletproof vests who guided him by the elbow. Full Story

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