After 20 days of a hunger strike, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has demanded death by firing squad at his trial in Baghdad. If found guilty of the charges of crimes against humanity, the former dictator faces hanging. Saddam has to be force fed by authorities, after starting the hunger strike on July 8th. Saddam’s lawyers have boycotted the trial in protest at what they claim is an unfair process. Three defence lawyers have been killed and a chief judge has resigned. Saddam and his co-defendants are charged with the killing of 148 shiite men and children in the town of Dujail in 1982.