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Lawyers for Saddam Want Verdict Delayed

Defense lawyers called Friday for judges to postpone their verdict in Saddam Hussein’s Dujail trial — expected Sunday — and allow them to present final arguments in defense of the deposed president. The call came in a letter addressed to the presiding judge of the Baghdad court that has been trying Saddam and his seven co-defendants on charges of crimes against humanity for the past 13 months. A copy of the letter was given to The Associated Press in Amman. The 10-member defense team, including former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, wrote that it would be premature to deliver the verdict on Sunday ”because the court did not receive the final defense statements yet.” Full Story

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