Saddam ejected from court for argument with judge

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September 26, 2006 12:19

 
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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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