Saddam Hussein has been taken to hospital as a result of his hunger strike.
Hussein stopped eating on 7 July, in protest at the murder of his lawyer.
Chief prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi said:
"We took him to hospital and he is being currently fed by a tube."
Saddam had been due to appear in court today. However, Mr Moussawi said that he would be unable to attend.
Mr Moussawi then warned Saddam's lawyers that they would be committing an offence if they did not attend.
All sounds a bit too theatrical.