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Start of Saddam trial delayed: courtroom source

The start of Saddam Hussein’s troubled trial was delayed on Wednesday for “procedural issues”, and a courtroom source said proceedings would kick off with a closed session. Saddam’s chief counsel, Khalil al-Dulaimi, said earlier the defense team would boycott all sessions until the new chief judge, Raouf Abdel Rahman, resigned. He said Abdel Rahman, a Kurd, was biased and the U.S.-sponsored court illegitimate. Full Story

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