How Many People Did Saddam Hussein Kill?

From the years of 1979 through 2003 human rights organizations have documented government approved executions, acts of torture and other crimes all under the leadership of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. Some estimates of the deaths during the the uprisings in April of 1991 range from 20,000 to 100, 000 for the Kurds and 60,000 to 130,000 for Shi’ites. Some have estimated 800,000 deaths caused directly by Saddam–these not including the casualties from the Iran-Iraq war. You can find more information here: