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2006-06-05 04:46:52

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-accused for crimes against humanity resumed in Baghdad on Monday, with more defense witnesses taking the stand. But Chief Judge Raouf Abdel Rahman told the court that four witnesses who were arrested last week on suspicion of making false allegations against the prosecution would not attend the session. Defense lawyers, who started their case in mid-May, have accused the prosecution of trying to buy a witness and putting...

2006-05-09 13:40:51

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, a member of Saddam Hussein's defense team, on Tuesday said the former Iraqi president's trial was a sham designed to justify the U.S.-led invasion. Saddam's trial on charges of crimes against humanity was "a direct threat to international law, the United Nations, universal human rights and world peace," Clark said at a news conference. He demanded that proceedings be transferred from the Iraqi Special...

2006-04-12 02:26:28

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein resumed on Wednesday but no defendants were present and the session was expected to be brief. Only one prosecutor and defense lawyer were present for the short session.

2006-04-05 05:50:25

By Mussab al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein returned to court on Wednesday and immediately accused the Interior Ministry of killing and torturing thousands of Iraqis, remarks likely to inflame sectarian tensions. The toppled leader, who could face death by hanging, remained defiant one day after the court announced he would face new charges of genocide against the ethnic Kurdish population in the late 1980s. He may be in the dock again for another trial as early as...

2006-04-02 10:29:47

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein is expected to face trial as early as next month on charges of ordering genocide against Iraq's Kurdish population in the late 1980s, said a prosecutor and a court official. They said an investigative judge was expected to hand the central case against the former leader over for prosecution this week. Saddam's lawyers will be notified that he could face trial for what is known as the Anfal campaign as early as next month.

2006-03-15 09:48:45

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's trial was adjourned on Wednesday until April 5, the chief judge said. Saddam formally took the stand on Wednesday and urged Iraqis to fight "invaders," prompting the judge to bar reporters from the court the former president denounced as a "comedy."

2006-03-14 05:24:05

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An American described as a security contractor has been arrested by police in a northern Iraqi town with weapons in his car, said a provincial official. Abdullah Jebara, the Deputy Governor of Salahaddin province, told Reuters the man was arrested in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Monday. The Joint Coordination Center between the U.S. and Iraqi military in Tikrit said the man it described as a security contractor working for a private company, possessed...

2006-03-01 08:36:37

By Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prosecutors trying Saddam Hussein read out documents, showed satellite images and played audio tapes on Wednesday in an attempt to prove the former Iraqi leader committed crimes against humanity in the 1980s. Appearing in court for a second day this week, Saddam was mostly subdued as chief prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi laid out what he said was evidence linking Saddam to the execution of Shi'ite Muslims after a 1982 assassination attempt in...

2006-02-28 07:54:34

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's trial has been adjourned until Wednesday, the chief judge told the court on Tuesday.

2006-02-28 07:48:22

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's trial has been adjourned until Wednesday, the chief judge told the court on Tuesday.

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