Saddam's trial resumes after lawyer boycott

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 25, 2006 10:31

 
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Saddam Hussein's genocide trial resumed Monday, one day after his defense lawyers announced they were boycotting the proceedings, citing alleged court violations. Chief Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa presided over Monday's hearing, which resumed after a five-day break. Al-Khalifa replaced Abdullah al-Amiri last Wednesday after some Iraqi politicians accused him of allegedly favoring the defense. Khalil al-Dulaimi, Saddam's chief lawyer, said late Sunday that he and other eight defense attorneys would boycott the trial "indefinitely" to protest al-Amiri's replacement and other alleged violations of judicial rules. Al-Dulaimi also protested the court's refusal to hear non-Iraqi lawyers and its demand that foreign attorneys seek permission to enter the courtroom.

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