Gunmen tried to kill investigative judge on Iraqi Special Tribunal




 
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Gunmen tried to kill investigative judge on Iraqi Special Tribunal
 
December 26th, 2005  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Gunmen tried to kill investigative judge on Iraqi Special Tribunal


Gunmen tried to kill investigative judge on Iraqi Special Tribunal
By SINAN SALAHEDDIN - Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD, Iraq - (AP) Gunmen tried to assassinate an investigative
judge on the Iraqi Special Tribunal that is investigating Saddam Hussein and
members of his regime, a spokesman for the court said Saturday.
The attempt against Judge Munir Hadad took place Friday as he was
being escorted by a security convoy through Baghdad's western neighborhood
of Ghazaliya, said the official, who asked not to be named because he was
not authorized to speak to the media. No one was injured in the attack and
some of the vehicles were damaged, he added.
Hadad's exact role on the tribunal was unclear. There are about 20
investigative judges and up to 20 prosecutors on the tribunal.
He is not taking part in the trial against Saddam that adjourned on
Thursday until Jan. 24. Saddam and his co-defendants are charged with the
murder of more than 140 people who were killed in the town of Ducal in 1982
after an attempt on the former leader's life. If convicted, the accused
could be condemned to death.