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Saddam's Capture: 'We Got Him'

15 December, 2003

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US President George Bush has said former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein - now in US custody - will "face the justice he denied to millions".

"His capture was crucial to the rise of a free Iraq", Mr Bush said in a televised address to the nation.

US forces found Saddam Hussein on Saturday, hiding in a tiny cellar at a farmhouse about 15km (10 miles) from his home town Tikrit.

Meanwhile, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) group expressed concerns about the fair trial of Saddam in Iraq and stressed that Iraqi Council must not mount a political show trial.

"Saddam Hussein's capture is a welcome development and it's important that the Iraqi people feel ownership of his trial," Kenneth Roth, the executive director of the rights watchdog, said in a statement.

"But it's equally important that the trial not be perceived as vengeful justice," Roth said. "For that reason, international jurists must be involved in the process."

1. Do you believe that Saddam will receive a fair trial in Iraqi Courts under Americans Occupation?

2. Should the trial be held under live cameras for world to see what Saddam has to say about Americans support extended to him during Iraq - Iran war ?

3. Could it be possible he was already in the detention of Americans or he has surrendered himself before them instead of being found in the hole by Americans?

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