BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein's family wants the former leader to be tried by an international court instead of a special tribunal set up by the U.S.-installed Iraqi Governing Council. 

His daughter Raghad told Al-Arabiya that the family wanted her father to be tried by an international tribunal, rather than a special court set up last week by the 25-member Governing Council to deal with crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Saddam and other members of his regime...

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Should Saddam Hussein have an international trial, as his family is requesting?
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein`s family wants the former leader to be tried by an international court instead of a special tribunal set up by the U.S.-installed Iraqi Governing Council.

His daughter Raghad told Al-Arabiya that the family wanted her father to be tried by an international tribunal, rather than a special court set up last week by the 25-member Governing Council to deal with crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Saddam and other members of his regime...

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18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/5/04 - 8:21:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
no i dont think so becuase american soldiers founde him so he should be on trial in america
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/5/04 - 8:23:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
it probably doesn't matter what kind of trial he gets, as the end result will likely be the same.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/5/04 - 8:35:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
no i dont think so becuase american soldiers founde him so he should be on trial in america

Nicely put.

However there was an Inernational coallition formed to depose him and using international justice to try him might prevent some accusations of bias towards the new regime in Iraq and make him less of a martyr.

It might reduce some of the Americo-centricism about the whole situation too.

18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/6/04 - 10:19:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
They should just stick him in the electric chair
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/6/04 - 10:23:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I dont see why not. I dont think he'll get a fair trial either way though.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/7/04 - 2:52:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
why shouldn't he get an international trial? It's not as if the new Iraqi system is exactly neutral.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/7/04 - 2:57:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with glenn.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/11/04 - 12:02:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/11/04 - 12:33:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Let some other country hang him - we don't need more international aggravation to be cleaned up later....
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/11/04 - 12:40:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
of course he should get an international trial. For one thing he didn't commit the genocide against Americans and as boredu pointed out he is likely to become more of a martyr if the government America installed judges him. Everybody should get justice otherwise there is no point in having it in the first place.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/04 - 3:15:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think ideally, he should be tried by the Iraqi people as that's who his crimes affected the most. However, that's not what would really happen if he's tried in Iraq so probably an international trial would be more just. Or at least more politically correct anyway.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/12/04 - 3:32:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
to quote my father, "I think they should take him to a public place, force him to his knees and put a bullet in his brain. Then they should hang him upside down and let the people beat his body to a pulp like they did with Mussolini."

Not really my opinion on the matter but still an interesting one :P

18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 2/26/04 - 6:41:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
haha, that "royal" picture looks kinda like my mom's living room
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 2/26/04 - 7:19:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
At first i thought it'd be more fair to leave him to the Iraqis, but now I think he should be tried on an international level. What's certain is it's not for us to whooly try ot punish him. Did anyone see those New Yorkers on the news "harharhar drop him off in Jersey harhar we'll take care of him." Those people don't feel a fraction of what those in Iraq feel towards him.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/1/04 - 3:14:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Actually, I have been in favor of a more direct trial:

Tie him to a stake in central Bahgdad. If he is stoned by the citizens, he is guilty and deserving of death. If they spare him, he is free to go about his business. No stones shall be provided, nor shall people be advised to throw them, but no one shall be hindered from throwing them if the urge strikes them.

Personally, i think all dispossed political figures should be dealt with this way.

18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/1/04 - 3:19:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
let the Iraqis decide where he should be tried.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/2/04 - 2:40:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
He should be tried under the rules of the Geneva Convention and no other. It matters not who found him or who formed a coalition to hunt for him. Anything other than a completely fair trial adhered to by agreed international rules would be nothing short of a mockery. It would make the whole Iraq War just seem like a witch hunt.
18 yrs ago - Sunday 5/16/04 - 12:33:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, He should have his head chopped off on live television.
18 yrs ago - Sunday 5/16/04 - 12:40:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with OzArcher and Boredofu. Best to do the trial according to international law...less likely to make him a martyr, and more likely to have the results accepted by the Iraqi people and the international community.
18 yrs ago - Sunday 5/16/04 - 12:45:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
He broke his own laws, why not just try under Iraqi law, since that's where he is.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 6/30/04 - 8:38:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
since the laws he's accused of breaking are international laws regarding human rights, he should be tried by the united nations.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/1/04 - 10:48:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/1/04 - 10:50:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, it's fair.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/3/04 - 7:13:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
I may be wrong here, but I believe there is no capital punishment in international trials, and thats why it was pushed so hard by his family.

Again, I may be wrong on that.

17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 7/29/04 - 8:05:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
He should be put into so much pain that he begs to die!

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