Thursday, June 22, 2006

Third Saddam lawyer killed

One of Saddam Hussein's lawyers was killed yesterday after he was abducted in Baghdad by men wearing police uniforms, court officials said.

Khamis al-Obeidi was abducted from his house at 7am local time. "The police found the corpse of Obeidi tossed in the Good Morning roundabout in the Ur neighbourhood" of Baghdad's mainly Sunni Adhamiyah district, an interior ministry official said.

Mr Obeidi is the third defence team lawyer to be killed since the trial against Saddam and seven co-accused on charges of crimes against humanity began in October.

Saddam's lead lawyer, Khalil Al-Dulaimi, blamed the interior ministry, which Sunnis have alleged is infiltrated by Shiite death squads.

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