January 3, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
Two of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants also sentenced to death in the Dujail trial will be executed Thursday, according to an Iraqi government official. Former Iraqi intelligence chief Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court Awad Hamed al-Bandar were scheduled... ...[read more]
January 2, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
Rizgar Mohammed Amin, the Iraqi Kurdish judge who presided over the Saddam Hussein Dujail trial before resigning in early 2006 over criticisms of his handling of the case, has said that Hussein's execution violated Iraqi law banning executions during the Muslim Eid holiday. Sunnis began celebr... ...[read more]
February 1, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
The Saddam Hussein trial resumed in Baghdad Wednesday with Hussein, four co-defendants, and defense lawyers boycotting the proceedings in protest against the new chief judge. Ra'uf Rasheed Abdel-Rahman was named chief judge after Rizgar Mohammed Amin resigned earlier this month. At the last tri... ...[read more]
January 29, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
The Saddam Hussein trial resumed briefly Sunday under new Kurdish chief judge Ra'uf Rasheed Abdel-Rahman but was adjourned again after Hussein, defense lawyers, and two co-defendants left the courtroom protesting the earlier removal of Saddam's half brother and co-defendant Barzan al-Tikriti... ...[read more]
January 28, 2006
by Alexis Unkovic
US-based monitoring group Human Rights Watch, said Saturday that interference by Iraqi political groups may compromise the independence of the judges on the Iraqi High Criminal Court- formerly the Iraqi Special Tribunal- conducting the Saddam Hussein trial. HRW claims the tribunal's judicia... ...[read more]
January 24, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
AP is reporting that the Iraqi High Criminal Court trying ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and co-defendants for crimes against humanity has canceled its session scheduled for Tuesday and has instead set January 29 as the date of its next hearing of witnesses in the case. The last-minute delay ...[read more]
January 23, 2006
by Alexandria Samuel
The chief investigative judge for the Iraqi High Criminal Court (formerly the Iraqi Special Tribunal) announced Monday that judge Ra'uf Rashid will replace former chief judge Rizgar Muhammad Amin in the Saddam Hussein trial. Amin's resignation earlier this month was followed by a period o... ...[read more]
January 22, 2006
by Katerina Ossenova
Former US attorney general Ramsey Clark, currently a member of the defense team representing deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, told Reuters Sunday that Hussein's trial should be suspended. Referring to the Iraqi High Criminal Court (formerly, the Iraqi Special Tribunal ), Clark stated tha... ...[read more]
January 19, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
The Iraqi High Criminal Court (IHCC) (formerly the Iraqi Special Tribunal) confirmed Thursday that Sayeed al-Hamashi, who was selected to preside over the Saddam Hussein trial on Monday, will retain his position despite allegations that he belonged to the banned Baath party. Ali Faisal, executive... ...[read more]
January 17, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
Judges on the Iraqi High Criminal Court (formerly, the Iraqi Special Tribunal ), the court trying Saddam Hussein, are in disagreement over how to choose a new chief judge to replace Rizgar Amin. Amin resigned last week in protest of criticism surrounding his handling of the trial, and was ...[read more]

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