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[JURIST] The Iraqi government announced Wednesday that it had apprehended Saddam Hussein nephew Bashar Sabawi Ibrahim Hassan al-Tikriti with the assistance of Lebanese police. The statement was ambiguous as to whether al-Tikriti was extradited from Lebanon, and did not specify what Hussein's nephew will be charged with, though it generally referred to crimes against the people of Iraq [JURIST news archive]. Aljazeera has more.
Al-Tikriti's father and Hussein's half-brother and co-defendant Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti gained notoriety earlier this year for appearing in court in underwear [JURIST report] to protest the proceedings against Hussein and himself, and was on another occasion removed from the courtroom [JURIST report] for complaining about his medical condition.
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