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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Nothing like a fair trial...


Saddam's lawyer killed by 'terrorists'
(Filed: 21/06/2006)

A defence lawyer for Saddam Hussein, the ousted Iraqi dictator on trial for crimes against humanity, has been shot dead in Baghdad.
Khamis al-Obeidi, an Iraqi and Sunni Arab who represented Saddam and his half brother Barzan Ibrahim in their eight-month trial, is the third of the former leader's lawyers to be assassinated.
Khalil al-Dulaimi, Saddam's chief defence counsel, said Mr Obeidi was killed after being abducted from his home at 7am by men wearing police uniforms.
The assassination comes as the defence team prepares to launch their closing argument on July 10.

Daily Telegraph

2 Comments:

Blogger Vigilante said...

This court has about as much authenticity and jurisdiction as the government of Iraq (strike that) Baghdad (strike that) the Green Zone.

7:55 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Heh! Heh!

It's a bit like those old Soviet show trials where absolutely nobody was safe!

11:22 AM  

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