Saddam Hussein to be sentenced within three weeks

October 15, 2006 20:35

A verdict against Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants charged with crimes against humanity in connection with an anti-Shi'ite crackdown in the 1980s will be issued by early next month, with sentences handed out the same day for those found guilty, the chief prosecutor in their trial said Sunday. Jaafar al-Moussawi said a court hearing would be held no later than three weeks hence to issue verdicts and render a sentences.

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