Saddam Hussein and one of his co-defendants were ejected from the courtroom in a tumultuous session Tuesday that saw the defendants engage in a shouting match with the chief judge.
Saddam was removed first. Then his former defense minister, Sultan Hashim Ahmad al-Tai, was kicked out after yelling at Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, head of a five-member panel, for throwing the former president out of the court.
The outburst began when Saddam refused to remain silent after repeated requests to do so by the judge.
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