Saddam prosecution plays recorded phone call in closing evidence against Hussein Krista-Ann Staley at 2:40 PM ET
[JURIST] Iraqi prosecutors Monday played in court a taped phone conversation allegedly between Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] and co-defendant Taha Yassin Ramadan [Trial Watch profile], a former vice president, where the two discussed the situation in Dujail. The voice attributed to Ramadan reported the destruction of farmland and palm groves in the village where the former leaders are accused of executing 148 Shiites [JURIST report] in retaliation for an assassination attempt against Hussein. The other voice, allegedly Hussein's, was not clear but seemed to respond with questions about the situation. Prosecutors did not identify the source of the tape.
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