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

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Saddam's Lawyer Tries To Stop Trial

Khalil Dulaimi, Saddam Hussein's lawyer, is trying to stop the trial of Saddam starting on the 19th of October.

He has filed petitions challenging the date of Saddam's trial and the jurisdiction of the Special Iraqi Tribunal.

Khalil Dulaimi was served a written notification from the special court, on the 25th of September, designating October the 19th as the starting date.

Dulaimi has challenged the date of the trial, on the basis of two weeks notice not being enough time to review the documents and evidence.

He is trying to extend the review period to 45 days.

Additionally, Dulaimi has filed a challenge to the jurisdiction of the Iraqi Special Tribunal.

Somehow or other, I think that he does not stand much chance with these petitions; the verdict, I suspect, has already been reached.