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Saddam trial resumes but lead lawyer absent

The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven aides on charges of crimes against humanity resumed with all the defence lawyers attending the session, except Saddam’s lead lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi. The accused, all dressed in traditional clothes except Saddam who wore a crisp, black suit, came to the court and sat down quietly, an AFP correspondent reported. The hearing came amid fears of fresh outbreak of communal bloodshed in Iraq after two bombs left eight killed in Baghdad, a day after a spate of bombings left 64 dead. Full Story

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