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30/12/2006 Execution of Saddam Hussein

The execution of Saddam Hussein took place in 2006. Saddam was sentenced to death by hanging, after being convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal for the murder of 148 Iraqi Shi'ites in the town of Dujail in 1982, in retaliation for an assassination attempt against him.


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  • Prior to execution 

  • Execution 

  • Burial 

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  • Legality 

  • Perception of the Iraq government