One of the five judges in the Saddam Hussein trial has stepped down after learning that one of the defendants may have been involved in the execution of his brother, a court official said Sunday.
Raid Juhi told The Associated Press that the judge removed himself last week and has been replaced in time for Monday's hearing. Juhi declined to give further details or identify the defendant involved.
Names of both judges were not released since security regulations prohibit the publication of the identities of all tribunal members except the chief judge, Rizgar Mohammed Amin.
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