Saddam trial adjourned until February 13

[JURIST] Two prosecution witnesses testified Thursday in the trial of Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] on crimes against humanity charges [JURIST report] before the trial was once again adjourned until February 13 [Reuters report] to allow time for more witnesses to be notified. Neither nor his seven co-defendants were present Thursday. Hussein and four other defendants continued their boycott of the trial [JURIST report], in protest against Judge Ra'uf Rasheed Abdel-Rahman [BBC profile], whom they say "shows them great hostility." The three other defendants were barred from the courtroom for unruly behavior. On Thursday, Hussein's chief lawyer also called for the resignation of two prosecutors, Jaafar al-Moussawi and Munkith al-Fatlawi, asserting they were incapable of being impartial. AP has more.

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