Fast Facts: Saddam on Trial

Here's the latest on Saddam Hussein's trial:


— Adjourned until Tuesday, May 16.

— Began Oct. 19.


— Refuses to enter plea as charges read against him.

— Stood holding a copy of the Quran and insisted he was still Iraq's president.

Charges (include)

— Torture of women and children.

— Murder.

— Illegal arrest of 399 people in a crackdown against Shiites in the 1980s.


— Judge Abdel-Rahman entered a "not guilty" plea on Saddam's behalf.


— Has faced numerous delays and setbacks.

— Two defense lawyers were killed soon after it began.

— A previous chief judge was replaced with Abdel-Rahman.