A lawyer representing a former Iraqi vice president on trial along with Saddam Hussein was assassinated Tuesday in western Baghdad, a colleague on the defense team said.
Adel al-Zubeidi, who represented defendant Taha Yassin Ramadan, was killed and another lawyer was injured in an ambush in the Adil neighborhood, according to lawyer Khamis al-Obeidi.
Last month, Saadoun al-Janabi, lawyer for co-defendant Awad al-Bandar, was abducted from his office by 10 masked gunmen.
His body was found hours later on a sidewalk near a mosque in eastern Baghdad.
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