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Saddam says staging hunger strike over trial

February 14, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Saddam Hussein returned to trial on
Tuesday saying he and seven co-accused had been staging a
hunger strike for three days to protest their treatment by the
court.

“We have been on hunger strike for three days to protest
the way they brought us to court,” said the former president,
who has accused the court of forcing him to attend hearings
that broke his boycott of the sessions.


Source: reuters



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