Saddam lawyers to attend trial resumption despite security concerns

[JURIST] Defense lawyers in the Saddam Hussein trial [JURIST news archive] announced Thursday that they will attend the next session of the trial scheduled for November 28 despite the recent assassination of two of their colleagues. The defense team had threatened to boycott the proceeding unless security was provided to both the lawyers and their families, which has not been forthcoming. Defense spokesman Issam Ghazawi said "The lawyers are forced to attend the hearings, despite serious threats on their lives, but they want to do that to serve justice." On October 20, lawyer Saadoun al-Janabi was kidnapped and killed [JURIST report]. On November 8, Adel al-Zubeidi was killed and Thamir al-Khuzaie was wounded [JURIST report] in an ambush. AP has more.

 

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