Iraqi tribunal insists Saddam trial judge not seeking UK asylum

[JURIST] The Iraqi judge responsible for sentencing Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] to death is not seeking political asylum in Great Britain, according to the Iraqi High Tribunal [official website] Sunday. Judge Rauf Rasheed Abdel-Rahman [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] has been in London since December but reportedly confirmed to the tribunal that he does not intend to apply for asylum for himself or his family, despite a Friday Aljazeera TV report to the contrary.

In November 2006 Abdel-Rahman, a Kurd, sentenced Hussein to death [JURIST report] for crimes against humanity committed in the town of Dujail in 1982. Hussein was executed [JURIST report] on December 30. AFP has more.

 

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