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Lawyer Wants Saddam Trial Moved From Iraq

A lawyer for Saddam Hussein said Monday that Iraq’s insurgency has made Baghdad far too dangerous a venue for the former leader’s trial, and that the proceeding should be moved to another country. “Do you fancy spending a year or more in Baghdad, going to court five days a week? Would you feel safe there? ” lawyer Giovanni di Stefano said in an interview with The Associated Press. “Baghdad couldn’t even prevent the recent kidnapping and killing of the Egyptian ambassador. There are also many Iraqis who want to see Saddam executed and many others who want to see him freed. That means the defense and prosecution would both be in danger there,” di Stefano said. Full Story

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