Kuwait giving crimes list to Saddam tribunal Jamie Sterling at 1:01 PM ET
[JURIST] Kuwaiti prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will shortly be handing over to the Iraqi Special Tribunal [governing statute] a list of crimes committed by Saddam Hussein, whose forces invaded and occupied the country in 1990-1, precipitating the Gulf War. Kuwaiti news agency KUNA [official website, in Arabic] says the already-prepared list has been sent to Kuwait's prime minister for final review before being forwarded to the tribunal in Baghdad. Kuwait previously said it would ask for the death penalty [SA report] for Hussein, and a Kuwaiti respresentative will be present when proceedings against Hussein and 11 of his aides finally begin. Crimes alleged to have been committed by the deposed Iraqi president against the Kuwaiti people include the use of armed force against Kuwait, the disappearance of over 600 Kuwati citizens, and the killing and torture of another 600 Kuwaitis. Reuters has more.
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