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Saddam seeks trial outside Iraq

LAWYERS acting for Saddam Hussein have begun legal moves aimed at forcing the American-led coalition to put him on trial outside Iraq. They argue that any proceedings in the country he ruled for 24 years would be prejudiced against him.



In an interview last week, Ziad al-Khasawneh, head of a committee of lawyers set up to defend Saddam, said a writ of habeas corpus had been lodged in America.

The intention, he said, was to remove Saddam from Iraq and prevent him from being forced to appear before the Iraqi Special Tribunal, established by the American-led administration last December to try members of the former regime.

?This may remove Saddam from the game of handing him to the Iraqis who are hostile to him,? said Khasawneh.

A writ of habeas corpus (literally ?you may have the body?) requires an inmate to be brought before a court so that it can be determined whether or not he is lawfully detained. If granted in Saddam?s case, it would ensure that he was taken out of Iraq ?for his protection?, Khasawneh said.

During the interview over two days at his office in Amman, Khasawneh, who has practised law for 30 years, spoke of his admiration for Saddam. He has worked on the case for a year and a half and said that his appointment as head of the defence committee had the blessing of the former


whats this crap hes afraid of his own people that "loved" him so much because he treathed them so nicely.

he should be taking a dirt nap allready.


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1678537,00.html

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Bad argument

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LAWYERS acting for Saddam Hussein have begun legal moves aimed at forcing the American-led coalition to put him on trial outside Iraq. They argue that any proceedings in the country he ruled for 24 years would be prejudiced against him.

How could he claim that the people would be against him? He did allegedly garner 100% of the last pre-invasion vote with not even one vote against him. With so much support it should be argued that it will be hard to find a jury from the Iraqi people that will convict him.
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And he seems to be protected

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pretty well already.......The Iraqi people have never tried to storm the jail and hang him nor have any of his followers and insurgents ever tried to storm the jail and free him.

TONI

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(NT) (NT) true

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No doubt he'd walk if

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he got a California jury

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(NT) (NT) or french, german, russian

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