The following is an explanation of charges and penalties sought against Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants in their trial for the 1982 massacre of 148 people in Dujail.
All eight defendants face the same set of charges — broad counts listed in the court's charter under war crimes and crimes against humanity:
— Premeditated murder.
— Imprisonment and the deprivation of physical movement.
— Forced deportation.
DEFENDANTS FOR WHOM PROSECUTION SEEKS DEATH PENALTY:
— Saddam Hussein: former Iraqi president.
— Barzan Ibrahim: Saddam's half brother and Iraq's intelligence chief at time of Dujail killings.
— Taha Yassin Ramadan: Iraqi vice president 1991-2003.
DEFENDANTS NOT FACING DEATH PENALTY:
— Abdullah Kazim Ruwayyid: Baath Party official in Dujail region, believed responsible for Dujail arrests.
— Mizhar Abdullah Ruwayyid: Baath official in Dujail and son of fellow defendant.
— Ali Dayih Ali: Baath official in Dujail region.
— Mohammed Azawi Ali: Baath official in Dujail region. Prosecution has asked that he be found innocent due to lack of evidence.
Prosecution has not indicated what penalty it will seek for Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of the Revolutionary Court that issued death sentences against Dujail residents.