Saddam lawyer challenges date of trial




 
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Saddam lawyer challenges date of trial
 
October 9th, 2005  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Saddam lawyer challenges date of trial


Saddam lawyer challenges date of trial
JAMAL HALABY

Associated Press


AMMAN, Jordan - Saddam Hussein's Iraqi lawyer has filed petitions challenging the date of the former leader's trial and the jurisdiction of the Special Iraqi Tribunal - a last ditch effort to block the Oct. 19 start of court proceedings.

Saddam and seven other members of his toppled regime are to stand trial on charges of ordering a massacre of 143 people in Dujail, a town north of Baghdad, in 1982 after a failed assassination attempt against the ousted leader. If convicted, Saddam could be sentenced to death.

Abdel Haq Alani, a Britain-based legal consultant for one of Saddam's daughters, said Sunday that the former leader's Iraqi lawyer, Khalil Dulaimi, has been served a written notification from the special court designating Oct. 19 as the starting date.

"Mr. Dulaimi received the notice on Sept. 25," Alani told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

Additionally, Dulaimi was also "handed some documents, said to be pertinent to the alleged evidence to be presented in court," Alani added.

It was not immediately possible to reach Dulaimi in the Iraqi capital.

Alani said it "has not yet been decided whether the defense team would appear in court on Oct. 19." He declined to elaborate, but appeared to suggest that the defense team was awaiting an Iraqi response to two petitions which Dulaimi has recently filed in Baghdad.

One of the petitions "challenges the date of the trial because the court should not expect to give us only two weeks to review the case and the documents, while it took it two years to do so," Alani said.

"There should be at least 45 days between the notification and the date of the trial," he said. "This is a procedural matter; This is the least that could be done for a fair trial."

The other motion was filed to challenge the jurisdiction of the Iraqi Special Tribunal, Alani said. But he declined to say where and when it was filed or explain on what basis the defense questioned the legitimacy of the court.
October 10th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
Does Saddam need a trial?

Why don't we just shoot him and save the time & money?
October 10th, 2005  
Navy Boy
 
 
I agree with that phoenix80
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Saddam lawyer challenges date of trial
October 10th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
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October 10th, 2005  
Team Infidel
 
 
We are spending a crap load of money to put him on trial, when it really only cost $.32 for a bullet... WTF?
October 10th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
He is solely responsible for killing of one milions Iranians, thousands of Kurds and thousands of Kuwaitis and hundred thousands of his own people since 1978.

I don't understand why he should stand trial!

Did he give his opponents a fair and reliable trial? Nope... so why we should give him one now?!
October 10th, 2005  
Team Infidel
 
 
That is a valid point, but here is the deal.

If he is killed without a proper trial, then the insurgent and extremists would use him as a martyr. If he goes thru du process, then that will may the Iraqi populous satisfied that their judicial system works.
October 10th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
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Originally Posted by Team Infidel
That is a valid point, but here is the deal.

If he is killed without a proper trial, then the insurgent and extremists would use him as a martyr. If he goes thru du process, then that will may the Iraqi populous satisfied that their judicial system works.
I agree. But he should put to death after that due process. That way the Shi'ites will be satisfied.
October 10th, 2005  
Team Infidel
 
 
I have no doubt that he will be put to death if he is convicted. The question here is WHO will sign the death warrant?

There is a lot of amazing developments each and everyday here.
October 10th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
there should be someone with a big gut to sign the execution order but they should kill him!