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Saddam lawyers end trial boycott

Lawyers representing former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein have decided to drop their boycott of the legal proceedings against him. They had initially refused to attend the trial when it resumes on Monday, after two lawyers were killed and several others received death threats. But a spokesman for the defence team said they would attend in the interests of justice, despite their safety fears. Saddam Hussein is on trial over the 1982 massacre of Shias in Dujail town. The charge says that 143 people, mostly men, were killed in the largely Shia town, some 60km (35 miles) north of Baghdad, after a failed assassination attempt against Saddam Hussein.Full Story

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