Speed Read: Saddam's Trial

A primer on the upcoming trial of Saddam Hussein

This week, Saddam Hussein is expected to have his day in court. The former Iraqi dictator's trial will draw a sharp line between Iraq's past and its future. But don't expect it to look like Law and Order transplanted to Baghdad. A primer on the court, its task and the possible outcomes:

What are the charges?

Premeditated murder, torture and forced expulsion, as well as possible others, linked to the 1982 Dujail Affair, in which men from the town of Dujail tried to kill Saddam as his convoy passed through town. The regime retaliated, torturing and killing 143 townspeople, and...

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