5 November 2006: At approximately 4:30 a.m. ET, the ten judges comprising the Iraqi High tribunal found Saddam Hussein guilty of crimes against humanity, relating to his murder and deportation of nearly 400 men, women and children in the town of Dujail in 1982, in retaliation of an assassination attempt. Saddam was sentenced to death by hanging. The tribunal also handed down death sentences to Hussein’s half-brother and former intelligence chief Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and former revolutionary chief judge Awad Hamed al-Bander. Former Iraqi vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan was also found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. Three other Baath party officials were found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison; a fourth Baath party official was acquitted.

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