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2006-07-25 10:02:02

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Lawyers for Saddam Hussein and his co-accused will boycott their trial until their demands for a fair trial and an inquiry into the killings of defense lawyers are met, a defense team member said on Tuesday. "We will not return to court until our demands are implemented," said the lawyer, who asked to remain anonymous. Saddam was fed through a tube on Sunday after 16 days of a hunger strike that had created further disarray in a trial that has...

2006-07-24 10:25:23

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The chief judge in Saddam Hussein's trial on Monday accused the ousted Iraqi leader's half-brother of having blood on his hands from an early age. "Enough blood. Your hands have been saturated with blood since your childhood," Raouf Abdel Rahman told Barzan al-Tikriti, Saddam's former intelligence chief. Saddam, who did not appear in court, was being fed through a tube on Sunday after 16 days of a hunger strike to protest against a trial that has...

2006-07-24 09:11:46

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The chief judge in Saddam Hussein's trial lashed out at the ousted Iraqi leader's half-brother and co-accused on Monday, accusing him of having blood on his hands from an early age. "Enough blood. Your hands have been saturated with blood since your childhood," Raouf Abdel Rahman told Barzan al-Tikriti, Saddam's former intelligence chief. Saddam, who did not appear in court, was being fed through a tube on Sunday after 16 days of a hunger strike...

2006-07-24 06:21:33

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven others resumed on Monday without the ousted Iraqi leader, who has been receiving medical attention for his hunger strike, and the entire defense team boycotted the session. Defense attorneys refused to turn up in protest against what they have said was the court's refusal to meet their demands for a fair trial. Adding to the chaos of the trial, which is approaching its conclusion, Saddam's half-brother and...

2006-07-24 04:39:22

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein resumed on Monday without the ousted Iraqi leader, who was being fed through a tube on Sunday after 16 days on hunger strike. Defense lawyers boycotted Monday's session in protest at what they have said was the court's refusal to meet their demands for a fair trial. Adding to the chaos of the trial, which is approaching its conclusion, Saddam's half-brother and former intelligence chief Barzan al-Tikriti said he refused his...

2006-07-23 11:05:00

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD -- Saddam Hussein was being fed through a tube on Sunday after 16 days on hunger strike and an Iraqi official said he will not attend court on Monday. "To avoid a deterioration in his health he was taken to hospital for medical attention and food was given to him through his mouth," chief prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi told Reuters. "He will not be able to attend the session tomorrow." A U.S. military spokesman said Saddam was not in critical condition. "Saddam Hussein...

2006-06-19 06:10:26

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi prosecutors asked a judge on Monday to sentence Saddam Hussein to death for his role in the killings of 148 villagers after a 1982 assassination attempt in the village of Dujail. Prosecutors also requested the death penalty for Saddam's half-brother Barzan al-Tikriti, former vice-president Taha Yassin Ramadan and the former chief judge of Saddam's Revolutionary Court, Awad Hamed al-Bander, in closing statements at their trial for crimes against humanity....

2006-06-19 05:39:35

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence Saddam Hussein to death for his role in the killings of 148 villagers after a 1982 assassination attempt in the village of Dujail. Prosecutors also asked for the death penalty for Saddam's half-brother Barzan al-Tikriti and for former vice-president Taha Yassin Ramadan during closing statements in their trial on charges of crimes against humanity.

2006-06-13 09:52:44

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for Saddam Hussein and seven co-accused of crimes against humanity wrapped up their case on Tuesday and the court said it will hear final statements within a month before it reaches a verdict. Chief Judge Raouf Abdel Rahman said the prosecution team will make its closing statements on June 19 and the defense team will deliver its final remarks on July 10. That would mark the final phase in a trial which opened last October and has...

2006-06-13 07:33:02

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The chief judge in Saddam Hussein's trial on crimes against humanity said on Tuesday it would be the last day to hear defense witnesses, setting the stage for final arguments before the court reaches a verdict. "This session will be the last for witnesses to be heard," chief Judge Raouf Abdel Rahman told the court, which opened the trial against Saddam and seven co-accused in October. Once witnesses finish testifying, the prosecution and defense...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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