Saturday, July 17, 2010

On July 17

On this day in ...
... 2005 (5 years ago today), in Baghdad, Iraq, the special tribunal convened to prosecute persons accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide between July 17, 1968, and May 1, 2003, filed its 1st case against Saddam Hussein, who'd been deposed as President during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. (credit for Iraq flag circa 2006) Arrested in 2003, Saddam was charged in connection with the 1982 massacre of more than 150 persons in Dujail. He would be convicted in November 2006, and executed by hanging the following month.

(Prior July 17 posts are here, here, and here.)

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