Saddam's Signature on Orders of Execution May Bring His Own

Today we saw the reason why the Ad Dujail massacre was chosen for trial…

A Saddam signed document showing confirmed executions was entered into evidence at the Trial of Saddam Hussein today.

Some of the people were mistakenly released while some people were “executed by mistake!”

A facsimile made avaialable by the Iraq High Tribunal court, showing page one of a two-page document confirming executions which was entered into evidence at the Saddam Hussein trial in Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday Feb. 28, 2006. The March 23, 1985, report from the execution committee confirmed that the executions of 148 people had been carried out and that some of the named people were mistakenly released instead of being executed, and that other prisoners not on the list were executed by mistake. The document was among several presented by chief prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi, and after about two hours of hearing documents, the court adjourned. (AP Photo/Iraqi High Tribunal)


Page two of the eveidence. The March 23, 1985 report from the execution committee confirmed that the executions of 148 people had been carried out and that some of the named people were mistakenly released instead of being executed, and that other prisoners not on the list were executed by mistake! (AP Photo/Iraqi High Tribunal)

Omar at Iraq the Model has more details on todays trial of Saddam Hussein. It sounds like the prosecution is getting somewhere:

…The documents uncovered today showed that Barzan was personally deeply involved in following up the case and “interrogating” the suspects and their families.
The documents were presented in chronological order in a way that literally stunned Saddam and Barzan who barely uttered a few words during the more than an hour-long presentation.

Dozens of documents that look authentic and carried the signatures of Saddam, Barzan and other criminals were displayed; the earliest ones go back to as early as 2 days after the assassination attempt with the latest dated 7 years after that showing all stages of the massacre from interrogation to sentencing the 148 resident of Dujail to signing and approving and executing the death sentence to finally following up a couple of prisoners who mistakenly were let out to be later recaptured and executed.

The documents revealed some unbelievably terrifying facts about the Dujail massacre; can you imagine that when orders were given to execute the 148 “convicts” the prison authorities executed only 96 of them. Why?

Because the remaining 48 “convicts” had already passed away during “interrogation”!!

What kind of interrogation was that killed one third of the suspects?!

Clearly, this was no Abu Ghraib!

Land grab documents were also brought up as evidence in court today.

A facsimile made avaialable by the Iraq High Tribunal court, showing page one of a two-page confiscation order which is said to be signed by Saddam Hussein and entered as evidence in his trial in Baghdad Tuesday Feb. 28, 2006. Revolutionary Command Council Decision Number 1283 dated October 14, 1982 and signed by Saddam Hussein, the confiscation decision directs that land in Ad Dujail and Balad be retitled to the Ministry of Agriculture. The document was among several presented by chief prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi, and after about two hours of hearing documents, the court adjourned. (AP Photo/Iraqi High Tribunal)


A facsimile made avaialable by the Iraq High Tribunal court, showing page two of a two-page confiscation order which is said to be signed by Saddam Hussein and entered as evidence in his trial in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday Feb. 28, 2006. Revolutionary Command Council Decision Number 1283 dated October 14, 1982, and signed by Saddam Hussein, the confiscation decision directs that land in Ad Dujail and Balad be retitled to the Ministry of Agriculture. The document was among several presented by chief prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi, and after about two hours of hearing documents, the court adjourned. (AP Photo / Iraqi High Tribunal)

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