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Chief Prosecutor Presents Detailed Evidence of Crackdown During Saddam Trial

The chief prosecutor in the trial of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has detailed government documents surrounding the deadly crackdown on an Iraqi village.

In the paperwork is a document prosecutors said was signed by Saddam approving the execution of 148 Shi'ite Muslim villagers in Dujail. That item was presented Tuesday.

After Wednesday's session, the trial was adjourned until March 12.

Saddam and seven co-defendants are on trial for the killing of more than 140 villagers in Dujail. The deaths were part of a crackdown following an assassination attempt against Saddam in Dujail.

The defendants face hanging if convicted.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.