Saddam ejected from court for fourth time as genocide trial continues Holly Manges Jones at 8:22 AM ET
[JURIST] Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] was again thrown out of court during his trial on genocide charges [BBC timeline] Tuesday after he tried to speak into the microphone during court proceedings. Chief Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa immediately turned off the microphone and ordered bailiffs to remove Hussein from the courtroom. Hussein has been thrown out of the genocide trial on three prior occasions [JURIST report] for speaking over witnesses and refusing to observe courtroom discipline [JURIST report]. Defense lawyers for Hussein and his co-defendants are continuing their boycott of the trial [JURIST report] to protest Khalifa's appointment as chief judge, replacing former Chief Judge Abdullah al-Amiri.
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