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Legal News
11 Jan 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] In his final will, dictated to his principal Iraqi defense counsel Khalil al-Dulaimi [JURIST news archive] 24 hours before his December 30 execution [JURIST report], former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] instructed his legal team to stop all appeals, saying that his impending execution was the work … [read more]


Legal News
29 Dec 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] The top Iraqi defense lawyer for Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] said Friday that US authorities have asked the defense team to pick up Hussein's personal belongings in preparation for a reportedly-imminent transfer [JURIST report] of the ousted Iraqi president to Iraqi officials for execution. Khalil al-Dulaimi told AP, … [read more]


Legal News
28 Dec 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] US media quoting unnamed US military and intelligence sources reported [Mediabistro blog post] late Thursday that US authorities in Iraq will physically hand ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] over to Iraqi officials within 36 hours in preparation for an execution [JURIST report] that will take place … [read more]


Legal News
3 Dec 2006
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] The defense team for Saddam Hussein Sunday formally appealed his death sentence [JURIST report; JURIST news archive] for crimes against humanity committed in the town of Dujail in 1982. The November 5 condemnation to death by hanging was automatically appealable to a nine-judge Appeals Chamber set up under the … [read more]


Legal News
16 Nov 2006
by Katerina Ossenova

[JURIST] Khalil al-Dulaimi, chief defense counsel for Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive], said Wednesday that the Iraqi High Tribunal is obstructing his efforts to appeal Hussein's death sentence [JURIST report] for crimes against humanity committed in the Iraqi town of Dujail [BBC trial timeline; JURIST news archive]. Dulaimi reiterated complaints … [read more]


Legal News
7 Nov 2006
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] was back in court Tuesday as the genocide trial against him resumed for the alleged killing of 100,000 Kurds in the late 1980s during the so-called "Anfal" campaign [HRW backgrounder]. Hussein entered the court calmly, two days after being sentenced to death JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
5 Nov 2006
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] and two co-defendants were convicted and sentenced to death by hanging [AP recorded video; extended version via YouTube] Sunday for crimes against humanity [charging instrument, PDF] committed in the Iraqi town of Dujail [JURIST news archive; BBC trial timeline]. Hussein was charged [JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
4 Nov 2006
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] Saddam Hussein's defense team asked the Iraqi High Tribunal Friday to delay its now-expected Sunday verdict in the Dujail crimes against humanity case [JURIST news archive; BBC timeline] against the ousted Iraqi leader, saying in a letter obtained by AP that it needed more time to make final arguments. … [read more]


Legal News
30 Oct 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Khalil al-Dulaimi, chief defense counsel for Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive], appeared in court Monday, presented 12 demands to the judge to be satisfied to end the ongoing defense team boycott, and stormed out of court after the presiding judge told him that Arab and foreign lawyers may only … [read more]


Legal News
29 Oct 2006
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Jaafar al-Mussawi, chief prosecutor in the trial [BBC timeline] of Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] for crimes against humanity, said Sunday that the trial verdict could once again be delayed. The Iraqi High Tribunal [JURIST news archive] had postponed the original October 16 verdict [JURIST report] until at least … [read more]


Legal News
17 Oct 2006
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] The chief judge presiding over Saddam Hussein's genocide trial [JURIST news archive; BBC timeline] agreed Tuesday to allow two lawyers representing one of Hussein's co-defendants to return to court. The lawyers had been participating in a boycott of the trial [JURIST report], but Sultan Hashim Al-Tai, Hussein's defense minister, … [read more]


Legal News
8 Oct 2006
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Khalid al-Dulaimi [JURIST news archive], lead counsel for Saddam Hussein, said Sunday that the defense team will continue its boycott of Hussein’s genocide trial [JURIST news archive; BBC timeline] when it resumes Monday. The protest began when chief judge Abdullah al-Amiri was replaced by judge Mohammad Oreibi al-Khalifa at … [read more]


Legal News
24 Sep 2006
by Natalie Hrubos

[JURIST] Saddam Hussein's top lawyer said Sunday the former Iraqi president's defense team will not attend his genocide trial [JURIST news archive] when it resumes Monday in protest at the new chief judge's behavior, and will stay away "indefinitely," according to statements quoted by AP. The original judge was replaced … [read more]


Legal News
31 Aug 2006
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] The body of missing Tikrit judge Turky al-Dulaimi has been found by Iraqi police near Baghdad, according to a police source speaking on the condition of anonymity Thursday. Dulaimi disappeared four days ago after being transferred from a court in Tikrit to one in Abu Ghraib. The source said … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jul 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] has been hospitalized and is being fed through a tube after a hunger strike now into its third week rendered his health "unstable," according to the chief prosecutor for the Iraqi court currently trying him for crimes against humanity. Jaafar al-Moussawi said Sunday that … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jul 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Doctors have warned Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] that his now two-week-long hunger strike could have adverse health effects, according to a US military spokesman Thursday. Hussein drinks coffee and fortified water, but has refused to eat [JURIST report] since July 7. Hussein began the hunger strike in protest … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jul 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] and three co-defendants have entered their tenth day of a hunger strike [JURIST report] protesting the lack of security for defense lawyers in their trial, US military spokesman Lt. Col. Keir-Kevin Curry said Monday. Hussein began the hunger strike in protest of trial court … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jul 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] The US military revealed Wednesday that Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] and three of his co-defendants are five days into a hunger strike in protest of trial court procedures and the killings of three of their defense lawyers, which they believe occurred because of inadequate security provided by US … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jul 2006
by Joe Shaulis

[JURIST] A group of Sunni legislators known as the Iraqi Accordance Front [Aljazeera backgrounder] announced plans Tuesday to end their boycott of the Iraqi parliament [official website] after Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr [CFR profile] called for unity. Members of the Front - the largest Sunni bloc, holding 44 of the … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jul 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Saddam Hussein, along with several co-defendants and defense lawyers, boycotted trial proceedings [JURIST news archive] Monday at the Iraq High Tribunal as the defense was scheduled to begin closing arguments. The court did hear from a lawyer for defendant Ali Dayih Ali, but Hussein sent a letter to the … [read more]

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