Sunday, January 15, 2006

Saddam judge 'resigns from trial'

The chief judge in the trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has tendered his resignation, reports say.

Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin has been accused by Iraqi and US politicians of being too lenient on Saddam Hussein during hearings at his murder trial.

The source said his resignation has not yet been accepted and colleagues are trying to persuade him to reconsider.

Judge Rizgar is overseeing the trial of Saddam Hussein and seven former members of his regime over the killing of 148 people in Dujail in 1982.

Sources within the tribunal have told the that Judge Rizgar is not resigning over pressure from the Iraqi government, but because of his disappointment at the public's reaction. The source said that the judge had simply been trying to ensure that the trial is fair and that everyone involved gets their say.

resignation will be a terrible blow to the whole project of bringing Saddam Hussein to justice.

His resignation must be approved by both the prime minister's counsel and the president and vice-presidents. The trial is due to resume on 24 January.

Source : here


Blogger michael said...

your mom is a terrorist.

January 15, 2006 1:27 am  
Anonymous FG said...

I see you have the intellectuals in tonight H :-)

January 15, 2006 1:30 am  
Blogger suniieee said...

thats cool

January 15, 2006 4:38 am  
Blogger stop.partisan said...

Iraq will be the least of the middle easts problems when Iran goes nuclear.

My politi-blog

January 15, 2006 7:15 am  
Blogger stop.partisan said...

I write a political blog, and liked your terrorism news blog so much that I have added you as a link. If you would, pleas check out my blog (fellow blogspot member) and if you like, pleas return the favor, and link me to yours. Thank you,

Cody Hobbs

January 15, 2006 7:34 am  
Blogger Ed (Melbourne Correspondent) said...

Hey interesting blog. I've just started a blog, and I was wondering exactly how do you manage to get the moving text in your title?

January 15, 2006 4:01 pm  
Blogger Jeannie said...

We should just nuke Iraq to solve that whole problem.

January 15, 2006 7:02 pm  
Blogger Jeannie said...

I meant Iran!

January 15, 2006 7:02 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

Stop. partisan

I took a look at your site and i certainly admire the way you are trying to encourage more Americans to get out there and vote . On linking to you , I have had a number of such requests and I plan in the near future to set up a dedicated links page broken down by subjects etc , when I finally get round to that i would be happy to include you

Ed (Melbourne Correspondent)

Send me an email (from my profile) and I will send you the code to include in your site

Jeannie , oh Jeannie

I can see we are going to have fun with you , I have just read your other comments on this site and it does not surprise me that you would confuse Iraq and Iran

I would ask you a brief question ,have you ever left the country or are all your highly developed opinions based on watching copious amounts of Fox News ?.

I see you work in 'government' but i can safely assume that you do not work in any department that deals with foreign government's for your obvious xenophobia would very quickly put you back in the job seeking market

You see many people suffer from a mind-numbing ignorance of world affairs . They want America to invade every country under the sun but asking them to locate those countries on a map proves a little difficult, but they'll still give you their opinion on it.Enjoy Here (Windows media file) which of these highly developed minds would be you ?

January 15, 2006 8:30 pm  
Blogger stefan said...

Just nuke em?

I perused Jeannie's profile and feel I should mention her hero.

The ooze from crackpots like Rush attracts flies because we live in a culture that increasingly values hyperbole over rationality and opinons over facts. The Enlightenment is becoming a dim memory. Careful everyone. The idiots are on the march.

January 15, 2006 11:31 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

What more could I say about Jeannie? Let's have a stab. Ok Jeannie, just what is "that whole problem"?

PS dearie, the more you people speak, the more "liberals" you create.

January 16, 2006 12:45 am  
Blogger Zee said...

So the judge resigns because he can not live up to the expectations of the conformers. Not tough enough, hmm. Well, so be it. The US wasn't there to topple Saddam in the first place, so why should they care. Or is this the last straw (Saddam) to make an illegal war seem legitimate?
Tough luck.
Interesting though is that the story spinns on and on. Merkel (the new German cancelor) and Bush just met. Merkel slapped Bush about the Guantanamo prisoners, left Bush unmoved - but then concluded with him in unison that Iran should never be able to enrich uranium. Why?
Is it a given privilege of those who have the technology to keep it from others?
So as a result we have "replay time".
Iraq was accused to have WMD's, now it's Irans turn.
My question is: Is the US government suicidal?

January 16, 2006 4:15 am  
Blogger _H_ said...


Sad though it is . It seems the answer to your question must be yes !

I hope I am wrong ....

January 16, 2006 4:17 am  
Anonymous Steven said...

What a chicken.

January 17, 2006 8:06 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

Chicken? Your comment makes absolutely no sense. I guess you didn't read the story:

"There are four other judges involved in the tribunal, but Judge Rizgar has been very much the public face of the court.

"Amid security fears, highlighted by the killing of two defence lawyers, only one other trial judge has appeared on camera and many witnesses have kept their identities secret.

"[T]he source within the tribunal told the BBC's Alistair Leithead in Baghdad that Judge Rizgar is not resigning over pressure from the Iraqi government, but because of his disappointment at the public's reaction.

"The source said that the judge had simply been trying to ensure that the trial is fair and that everyone involved gets their say.

January 17, 2006 11:28 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

Jeannie, looks like you're the favourite to win Monster of the Month hand down...

January 22, 2006 11:50 pm  

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