132. 7/15/1982

“In July 1982, a convoy carrying the President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, was fired upon by unknown individuals as it was visiting the town of Al Dujail. In response to what the President perceived as an assassination attempt but which did not injure anyone, a systematic attack was launched against the residents of Al Dujail as they were fired upon from aircraft and their property was destroyed. A [Iraq] Revolutionary Court sentenced 148 residents to death without trial for their alleged involvement in the assassination attempt. Of those that were hanged, the Tribunal identified a number of children. Countless others died in detention, as a result of torture at the hand of the Investigation Services, or from malnutrition, lack of access to medical care and poor hygienic conditions.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Summary, “The Public Prosecutor in the High Iraqi Court et al. v. Saddam Hussein Al Majeed et al.,” International Crimes Database, Accessed on 9/23/2016

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