The Saddam Verdict and the Evidence That Will Hang Him

Today is a great day for Iraq!
The Saddam Hussein verdict will be announced.

In case you are wondering, this is the reason why the Ad Dujail massacre was chosen for trial against Saddam Hussein…

A document signed by Saddam showing confirmation of authorized executions was entered as evidence at the Trial of Hussein in February.

A few fortunate people on the list were mistakenly released while others were “executed by mistake!”

A facsimile made available by the Iraq High Tribunal court, showing page one of a two-page document confirming executions which was entered into evidence at the Saddam Hussein trial in Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday Feb. 28, 2006. The March 23, 1985, report from the execution committee confirmed that the executions of 148 people had been carried out and that some of the named people were mistakenly released instead of being executed, and that other prisoners not on the list were executed by mistake. The document was among several presented by chief prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi, and after about two hours of hearing documents, the court adjourned. (AP Photo/Iraqi High Tribunal)


Page two of the eveidence. The March 23, 1985 report from the execution committee confirmed that the executions of 148 people had been carried out and that some of the named people were mistakenly released instead of being executed, and that other prisoners not on the list were executed by mistake! (AP Photo/Iraqi High Tribunal)

Omar at Iraq the Model has more details on todays trial of Saddam Hussein. It sounds like the prosecution is getting somewhere:

… The earliest documents go back to as early as 2 days after the assassination attempt with the latest dated 7 years after that showing all stages of the massacre from interrogation to sentencing the 148 resident of Dujail to signing and approving and executing the death sentence to finally following up a couple of prisoners who mistakenly were let out to be later recaptured and executed.

The documents revealed some unbelievably terrifying facts about the Dujail massacre; can you imagine that when orders were given to execute the 148 “convicts” the prison authorities executed only 96 of them. Why?

Because the remaining 48 “convicts” had already passed away during “interrogation”!!

What kind of interrogation was that killed one third of the suspects?!

Clearly, this was no Abu Ghraib!

Land grab documents were also brought into court as evidence in February.

A facsimile made avaialable by the Iraq High Tribunal court, showing page one of a two-page confiscation order which is said to be signed by Saddam Hussein and entered as evidence in his trial in Baghdad Tuesday Feb. 28, 2006. Revolutionary Command Council Decision Number 1283 dated October 14, 1982 and signed by Saddam Hussein, the confiscation decision directs that land in Ad Dujail and Balad be retitled to the Ministry of Agriculture. The document was among several presented by chief prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi, and after about two hours of hearing documents, the court adjourned. (AP Photo/Iraqi High Tribunal)


A facsimile made avaialable by the Iraq High Tribunal court, showing page two of a two-page confiscation order which is said to be signed by Saddam Hussein and entered as evidence in his trial in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday Feb. 28, 2006. Revolutionary Command Council Decision Number 1283 dated October 14, 1982, and signed by Saddam Hussein, the confiscation decision directs that land in Ad Dujail and Balad be retitled to the Ministry of Agriculture. The document was among several presented by chief prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi, and after about two hours of hearing documents, the court adjourned. (AP Photo / Iraqi High Tribunal)

Michelle Malkin has a roundup on the Ad Dujail massacre and today’s historic verdict.
Iraq the Model is blogging the decision.

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