Saddam Hussein, who brutally governed Iraq for a quarter century, was hanged in the pre-dawn hours Saturday for his role in the killing of 148 Shiite men and boys in the northern Iraqi city of Dujail in 1982.
Lawyers for Saddam Hussein made last-ditch attempts to save his life Friday as news surfaced that the former dictator could be executed at any time. A reporter and a professor discuss the likely impacts of the execution.
Saddam Hussein will likely be executed by Saturday for the deaths of 148 Shiite men in 1982, U.S. and Iraqi officials say. A reporter gives an update on the fate of the former dictator.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that death row inmates may file last-resort challenges to lethal injections, citing them as cruel and unusual punishment.
By PBS NewsHour
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said Wednesday that 1,091 people were killed in Baghdad in April, an indicator of rising sectarian violence since the February bombing of a Shiite shrine.
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider the constitutionality of imposing the death penalty on those who were under 18 when they committed their crimes.
By PBS NewsHour
Following is the transcript of U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch's ruling rejecting Timothy McVeigh's request for an execution stay.
Lawyers for convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh asked a federal court to delay his June 11 execution.
Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Friday the execution of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh would be delayed until June 11.
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