Saddam and his co-defendants laugh during the trial
The last days of the prosecution’s case marks the final phase of the eight-month trial for crimes against humanity.
The defence is scheduled to begin closing its case on July 10. After the defence rests its case, the five-judge panel will recess the court to consider its verdicts.
Saddam and his co-defendants could face execution by hanging if convicted on charges of crimes against humanity. The charges relate to the massacre of 148 Shia villagers in the town of Dujail in the 1980s.
The eight defendants are accused of arresting hundreds of people, including women and children, in Dujail, torturing some to death and killing 148. The crackdown took place after an assassination attempt on Saddam in 1982.
In his closing argument, the lawyer representing the victims of the Dujail massacre asked the court to impose the heaviest penalty against the defendants.