Hussein was hanged for his role in the 1982 Dujail massacre, in which 148 Iraqis were killed after a failed assassination attempt against the then-Iraqi president.
Hussein was convicted on November 5 of crimes against humanity in connection with the killings of 148 people in the town of Dujail after an attempt on his life.
The dictator was found guilty of murder, torture and forced deportation.
The Dujail episode falls within 12 of the worst cases out of 500 documented ‘baskets of crimes’ during the Hussein regime.
The U.S. State Department says torture and extrajudicial killings followed the Dujail killings and that 550 men, women and children were arrested without warrants. CNN
Oder der Behauptung, der Irak besäße chemische/biologische Kampfstoffe?
Wieviele US-Soldaten mussten sterben wegen dieser Lüge?
Wieviele Menschen im Irak mussen und müssen deswegen noch dran glauben?