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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:04 AM
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One more Saddam thread...
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 01:07 AM by Behind the Aegis
Did he get an appeal of any sort? I know I am being ethnocentric and applying US laws (death penalty cases are automatically appealed), but was there also an appeal about the sentence?

On edit: I just saw a thread in LBN that indicates an appeal was denied. Isn't the idea of an appeal on a death penalty case is that it is automatically heard? Is international law different? Was international law used? Does anyone know?
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:12 AM
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1. W law was used. Get real.
The U.N. has already brought up an appeal based on irregularites in fairness.
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SanCristobal Donating Member (303 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:21 AM
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2. He had an appeal,
and he lost that case too. The Judge who declared the 30 day death sentence was the appellate judge.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:22 AM
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3. Thanks!
I missed that fiasco.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:23 AM
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4. His Appeal Was Turned Down
When he was convicted he got an immediate appeal. This is what was turned down and thus the hanging is on.

The deal here is many are so angry at the boooosh regime that they even give this butcher a pass. Had this been a different time, he would have just been taken out back and shot...quick, easy "justice".

I don't think there are any international laws when it comes to an internal matter. Each country decides justice and codifies it to their own meaning...why some Arabic countries still have stoning and cutting off hands on the books. There's no international agreement that requires a country to subscribe to a specific legal system or to make that system accountable.

I'd have prefered if Saddam had been tried and convicted in the Hague...and used as an example of how international law should work. There was plenty of dirt on Hussein to convict him...obviously the boooosh regime had something to hide and wanted it kept as a "local" matter.
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