The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

The Trial of Saddam Hussein


The fallout in the Middle East from the regime change in Iraq

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Saddam's Team Not Told of Date of Trial

Khalil Dulaimi, head of Saddam Hussein's legal team, has said that the team have not been informed by Iraqi authorities of the date set for Saddam's trial.

He also claims that they are unaware of the charges against Saddam.


"We have not been duly informed about any certain date for a trial

The defence has not been enabled to review any files of the charges or even any paper of investigation, despite the fact that we have made many and repeated requests to this effect

Additionally, Saddam has "signed any bill of indictment".

Dulaimi then went on to say that Saddam's defence team "have not and will not recognise any date for the trial if it comes within weeks or months".

Dulaimi said that Saddam "is unsatisfied by the current level of legal representation because such a case needs international experts in international, humanitarian and criminal laws."

"President Saddam Hussein has repeatedly asked most of the judges to be represented by international, Arab and Iraqi lawyers ... but the tribunal still prevents and denies real legal representation".

Did Saddam grant his prisoners the same rights that he now demands?

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