Saddam Hussein is back in court today, despite writing to the chief judge saying that he no longer wants to go to court.
Saddam's lawyers issued a handwritten statement yesterday, in which Saddam claimed that he had been repeatedly insulted by Judge al-Khalifa and the prosecutors.
"Therefore, I ask to be relieved of attending the hearings in this new comedy and you can do whatever you want."
It is not clear as to why he changed his mind.
Chief judge, Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, called a prosecution witness to the stand, reversing his Monday decision that the court would not hear more witnesses but instead review the evidence.
The farce continues.