March 15, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Tunisian lawmakers voted on Friday to establish a deadline for elections and an initial draft constitution. The draft constitution must be completed by the end of April and elections must be held by December. A spokesman for Mustafa Ben Jaafar, speaker of the constituent assembly, stated that the ...[read more]
January 18, 2008
by Eric Firkel
Jaafar al-Moussawi, the chief prosecutor in the trial of Saddam Hussein says he has been demoted and transferred from Baghdad to the northern city of Sulaimaniya after speaking out against the Iraqi High Tribunal, according to Reuters Friday. Al-Moussawi claims he is being punished for ...[read more]
August 13, 2007
by Michael Sung
Iraqi prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi announced additional charges Monday against Saddam Hussein's cousin and former Iraqi defense minister Ali Hassan al-Majid for the violent response to the predominately Shi'a uprising in southern Iraq following the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Al-Majid, also know... ...[read more]
January 18, 2007
by Robert DeVries
More than a hundred officials of Saddam Hussein's regime have been charged for their roles in quelling the Shiite uprising following the 1990-91 Gulf War that resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Shiites, according to Iraqi High Tribunal prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi. Among the 102 in... ...[read more]
November 8, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told the BBC Wednesday that he expects Saddam Hussein to be executed before the end of the year, pending the conclusion of the appeal process. Al-Maliki seemed undeterred by the predictions of chief prosecutor Jaafar Moussawai, who indicated Monday that he ...[read more]
November 6, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Jaafar Moussawai, chief prosecutor in the trial of Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity in Dujail, said Monday that an appeals panel would likely rule on his verdict and sentence in mid-January 2007, setting the stage for his possible execution in mid-February. His comments echoed some ...[read more]
November 5, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Iraqi High Tribunal officials said Sunday following the handing down of death sentences to Saddam Hussein and two others in the Dujail crimes against humanity case that they would file complaints against several defense lawyers for alleged misconduct. Chief prosecutor Jaafar Moussawai told a news ...[read more]
October 29, 2006
by Michael Sung
Jaafar al-Mussawi, chief prosecutor in the trial of Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity, said Sunday that the trial verdict could once again be delayed. The Iraqi High Tribunal had postponed the original October 16 verdict until at least November 5, but could now delay the announcement of ...[read more]
October 16, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The Iraqi High Tribunal convened briefly Monday and announced that the next hearing on the crimes against humanity charges brought against Saddam Hussein will be on November 5, though the court refused to say whether a verdict will be handed down during the hearing. Jaafar al-Mussawi, chief ...[read more]
October 15, 2006
by Michael Sung
Jaafar al-Mussawi, chief prosecutor in the trial of Saddam Hussein, said Sunday that court proceedings will not resume Monday as scheduled. The Iraqi High Tribunal is instead expected to announce the date the verdict against Hussein and his co-defendants will be delivered on crimes against ...[read more]

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