Hussein and the other former senior officials are charged with the killing of 148 Shi'a after an attempt on his life in Al-Dujayl in 1982.
The prosecution has asked for the death penalty for Hussein and two others.
Hussein faces a second trial on August 21 on charges of genocide against Iraq's ethnic Kurds.
(Reuters, AP, AFP)
The Tragedy At Al-Dujayl
READFormer Iraqi dictator SADDAM HUSSEIN and seven of his associates went on trial on October 19, 2005, on charges of crimes against humanity for the regime's role in the deaths of 148 residents from the town of Al-Dujayl, and the imprisonment of 1,500 others following a botched assassination attempt against Hussein there on July 8, 1982. Following the arrests and deportations, the regime leveled the town... (more)