Iraq's Saddam Hussein could face trial for allegedly ordering or countenancing acts such as these:
_Forcibly evacuating more than 4,500 Kurdish villages and, beginning in 1987, killing thousands of Kurds in chemical and conventional bombardments.
_Sweeping more than 100,000 Kurdish males from "prohibited zones" of Iraq from February to September 1988 and executing them.
_Killing at least 3,200 residents of the Kurdish town of Halabja with chemical gas in March 1988.
_Torturing or executing tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims, mainly males, in the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq war.
_Draining Iraq's southern marshes from 1999 to 2002 in retaliation for an attempted rebellion by Shiite Marsh Arabs and executing more than 50,000 suspected dissidents.
_ Raping, torturing and executing 600 or more Kuwaiti civilians during Iraq's 1990-91 occupation of that country.
_Causing the "disappearances" of targeted Iraqi groups, including communists and other leftists, Kurds, Assyrians, Turkmens, out-of-favor members of his Baath Party and the relatives of people in these groups.
Sources: State Department, Norwegian Refugee Council, Human Rights Watch, World Almanac
(Compiled by Knight Ridder Newspapers researcher Tish Wells.)
(c) 2003, Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services.