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tocqueville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 07:47 AM
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Saddam could be tried posthumously: US official
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BAGHDAD (AFP) - Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein could be tried posthumously for genocide if an Iraqi court decides to execute him for a separate accusation of mass murder.

According to a US legal expert who briefed reporters anonymously ahead of Saddam's trial for his alleged role in the Anfal campaign against Iraq's Kurdish minority, the case could be delayed by a verdict in the first case.

The Anfal trial is to begin on Monday, but a verdict in the other case is expected on October 16, when Iraqi judges will rule on whether the former strongman ordered the illegal execution of 148 Shiite villagers.

If found guilty, Saddam could face execution or life imprisonment, in which case he would have an automatic right to appeal.

mmmm hang them first, try them later ?
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