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Saddam Lawyer Seeks To Delay Tribunal

Saddam Hussein’s chief lawyer said Thursday that the murder this week of a judge appointed to a tribunal to try the former dictator and his aides shows that Iraq remains too dangerous for such trials and urged authorities to delay proceedings by at least another year. Ziad al-Khasawneh, who heads a committee set up to provide the former Iraqi president’s legal defense, said he expects violence in Iraq to escalate unless the tribunal’s proceedings are delayed.Full Story

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