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Saddam Trial Set to Begin

The first case before the Iraqi Special Tribunal examines Saddam Hussein's retaliation on the entire city of Dujail, in response to a botched assassination attempt. In an effort to root out the opposition Shia attackers, Hussein bulldozed countless buildings, imprisoned entire families, and signed off on more than 150 executions.

Guests:

Michael Scharf, law professor and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University; head of the Iraqi Special Tribunal's Academic Consortium

Hassan Mneimneh, executive director of the Iraq Memory Foundation

Curtis Doebbler, member of Saddam Hussein's legal team; visiting law professor at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine

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