Lawyers for Saddam expect delays in trial

Lawyers for Saddam Hussein expressed their doubts that the trial for the former Iraqi President will commence in October. JURIST's Paper Chase previously reported the announcement of the October trial by Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.

Al-Rashdan, one of 24 lawyers defending Hussein from charges of crimes against humanity pointed out reasons for delay, including an inability to meet with their client, as well as the recent resignation of a Judge who was appointed during Hussein's hearing. UPI has more.

 

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