The execution of former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein imposed for his was the capital punishmentcrimes against humanity following his trial for the killings of 148 Shias in the town of Dujail in 1982. He was also standing trial for the genocide of approximately 180,000 Kurds during the late 1980s, but the execution ended the trial without a sentence. Saddam was executed at approximately 06:00 local time (03:00 GMT) on December 30, 2006 by hanging, as many Iraqis began celebrating Eid ul-Adha, although the exact time has not yet been reported to the media. The execution took place at the secure facility "Camp Justice" in a northeastern suburb of Baghdad, a security base once used by Saddam. Contrary to initial reports, Saddam was executed alone, and not at the same time as his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, who will be executed after the Eid ul-Adha holiday.