Date for Hussein Dujail verdict to be announced Monday Michael Sung at 10:35 AM ET
[JURIST] Jaafar al-Mussawi, chief prosecutor in the trial [BBC timeline] of Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive], said Sunday that court proceedings will not resume Monday as scheduled. The Iraqi High Tribunal [JURIST news archive] is instead expected to announce the date the verdict against Hussein and his co-defendants will be delivered on crimes against humanity charges arising from the killing of villagers at the town of Dujail. A verdict in the case was originally expected October 16, but has been postponed [JURIST report]. An anonymous court official told AP that the verdict could be postponed until as late as the beginning of November.
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