Eight out of Nine Countries Polled Oppose Death Penalty for Hussein. Only Americans Back Execution if Convicted
Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
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In Baghdad, prosecutors began this week to cross-examine Saddam Hussein over his role in the execution of more than 100 Shiites in 1982. Charged with crimes against humanity, the deposed Iraqi president could be sentenced to death by hanging if the panel finds him guilty.