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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

 
Why Tyrants Should Think Twice About Government-Issued ID Cards

Because those cards can serve as evidence:

Forensics experts unearthing the skeletons of Saddam Hussein's alleged victims have found an unexpected wealth of identification cards in the mass graves, investigators said Monday.

As Saddam's first trial winds down, the investigators say discovery of the ID cards marks a pivotal development in a new case against him -- the 1980s military campaign that killed an estimated 100,000 Kurds.

The IDs show that the bodies are those of Kurds and give the investigators other crucial information such as hometowns, where follow-up interviews can be conducted with survivors, they said.




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