America At A Crossroads

The Trial Of Saddam Hussein

Season 1, Episode 13 of 15

This program follows the courtroom drama surrounding the trial of Iraq's former president, revealing a tainted procedural that can be seen as a microcosm of the challenges and dysfunctions of forming the Iraqi government itself. The divisions between Iraq's Shia, Sunnis and Kurds throughout the country are represented in the courtroom. The documentary closely examines, for the first time, the full process of trying, convicting and sentencing Saddam Hussein, highlighting the lawyers involved, the multiple judges who presided over the case, the verdict and the sentence - execution. With evidence of tampering and claims of mischaracterization of justice, was this truly a model of judiciary practice for a fledgling democracy?

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
10/14/2008
11 p.m.
10/15/2008
4 a.m.
9/9/2009
1 a.m.
9/9/2009
8 p.m.
9/13/2009
2 p.m.
9/14/2009
1 a.m.
9/15/2009
2 p.m.
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