A court in Baghdad has been told that Saddam Hussein and six of his co-accused had signed documents that connect them to the killings of 148 Shi’ites in the 1980s.
A report read out by the judge in the case says the signatures in the documents match those of Saddam Hussein on presidential decrees.
The prosecution had asked the court to commission a team of criminal experts to authenticate signatures and handwriting of the defendants.
Saddam and his half-brother have refused to give the court samples of their writing.
Both of them insist there was no crime in prosecuting the 148 Shi’ites because they were accused of trying to kill the former leader.