Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Legal Custody of Saddam Transfered to Iraq
By Guest Blogger - Charles Wilhelm

Iraq now has legal custody of Saddam Hussein, and is preparing to charge him with a variety of crimes commited during his decades in power. It is my hope that this will be an eye-opening event for the rest of the world as to just how much of a ruthless butcher Saddam was, and by the rest of the world, I mean France and Germany. has more:

Iraq on Wednesday officially took legal custody of former dictator Saddam Hussein along with 11 of his top lieutenants. Most Iraqis say they are happy Saddam will face legal proceedings.

Saddam Hussein lost his prisoner of war status Wednesday when he officially became a detainee of the Iraqi criminal justice system. For the time being, however, he will remain in the physical custody of the coalition forces.

The former Iraqi leader and 11 top members of his regime were transferred to the legal custody of Iraq where they will face charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, including those stemming from the 1980s Iran-Iraq war; the 1988 gassing of Kurds in northern Iraq and the 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

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