Saddam on fifth day of new hunger strike Tom Henry at 7:40 PM ET
[JURIST] The US military revealed Wednesday that Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] and three of his co-defendants are five days into a hunger strike in protest of trial court procedures and the killings of three of their defense lawyers, which they believe occurred because of inadequate security provided by US forces. Defense lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi, who claims the hunger strike has actually lasted seven days, added that he was "very concerned" about whether Hussein's health would deteriorate. The trial currently stands adjourned [JURIST report] until July 24 in hopes that al-Dulaimi and his colleagues will end their latest boycott [JURIST report] of the proceeding, based in part on the same security concerns.
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