Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Saddam lawyers call hearing 'illegitimate' and will now boycott trial

The chief lawyer for Saddam Hussein has said the former Iraqi leader's defence team will cease dealings with the court trying him for crimes against humanity. Khalil al-Dulaimi told Reuters that they considered the court illegitimate.



The announcement came after the killing of a second member of the defence team acting for Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants. Mr Dulaimi said the defence lawyers were unable to contact witnesses or work when their safety was threatened. "The defence committee has decided to consider the 28 November date [for the next hearing] cancelled and illegitimate," Mr Dulaimi told Reuters.

He also told reporters that he blamed US-led forces in Iraq for the killings.

"The occupation forces are responsible for this criminal incident, and they bear the responsibility of preserving the lives of the people regardless of their identity."

Source BBC

4 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

I's say there are some pissed off people in Iraq that really dont like Saddam.

But thats right, we are killing all the innocents there just for GWB's oil ambitions. No other reasons like freedom, end of a tyrany, or the right dang thing to do..

This picture is great! I know it's "wrong", but it is still great.

November 09, 2005 6:05 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

G you said "But thats right, we are killing all the innocents there just for GWB's oil ambitions. No other reasons like freedom, end of a tyrany, or the right dang thing to do.."


well we should be able to keep these guys alive , we have managed to prevent saddam getting killed and without any lawyers the trial can not procede

I would think you would want saddam to be found guilty at a fair trial and then punished for his crimes

with two (yes two) of his defence team murdered he has a they have a fair point to complain about security

we shouldnt assume that just because they are defending saddam that they actually like him or evn think he is innocent

they are just doing a job , and somebody has to do it .

if we can not protect anyone else in Iraq we have to protect these people , or move the trial to a safer country

with this being the 2nd murder , it seems the first option has already been used up

as for the photo...... yea i love it !

November 10, 2005 5:16 am  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

would have saved much more time, money, and lives if he would have just tried to run when we found him in his rat hole huh?

November 10, 2005 6:45 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

aye , he has become a martyr anyway and he is not even dead :-)

November 10, 2005 7:19 pm  

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