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2005-10-16 09:33:12

By Luke Baker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three days before Saddam Hussein goes on trial for crimes against humanity, human rights groups have raised profound concerns about the independence of the court trying him and whether it meets international standards.

2005-10-13 10:00:07

By Luke Baker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's trial will begin in six days, the court set up to try him confirmed on Thursday, but beyond the date and the general charges much surrounding the process remained shrouded in doubt.

2005-10-13 05:50:00

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A special Iraqi court will begin the trial of Saddam Hussein as scheduled on October 19, a spokesman said on Thursday, dismissing concern the case might be delayed.

2005-08-23 12:05:00

Saddam Hussein met his lawyer and the chief judge investigating charges against him on Tuesday and confirmed that the rest of his legal team had been sacked.

2005-08-14 09:55:17

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN, Aug 14 (1Reuters) - The Iraqi tribunal trying Saddam Hussein on war crimes charges has blocked a bid by his family to fire his vast team of defense lawyers, saying only Saddam can make such a move, the family said on Sunday.

2005-08-02 03:02:35

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's chief attorney said on Tuesday the former president's legal team was boycotting proceedings until a man they say attacked Saddam at a hearing is brought to justice and the court apologizes.

2005-07-30 08:43:05

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Lawyers for Saddam Hussein said on Saturday their client was attacked by an unidentified man during a court appearance in Baghdad this week, but U.S. forces guarding him denied any such incident took place.

2005-07-30 04:51:55

AMMAN, July 30 (Reuters) - Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was attacked by an unidentified man during his appearance at a court hearing in Baghdad on Thursday, his defense team said on Saturday.

2005-07-30 04:21:52

AMMAN (Reuters) - Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was attacked by an unidentified man during his appearance at a court hearing in Baghdad on Thursday, his defense team said on Saturday.

2005-07-21 08:13:47

By Luke Baker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Even for a former dictator with the quirky tastes of Saddam Hussein, it amounts to something of a motley legal defense team. Among those who will defend the overthrown president when he goes on trial for war crimes are a former U.S.


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