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Jordanian defense lawyer for Saddam Hussein sacked

[JURIST] Saddam Hussein's wife and three daughters have sacked Jordanian lawyer Muhammad Rashdan, saying they cannot continue to work together after a disagreement. Other members of Saddam's defense team have said that Rashdan went to the Iraqi Special Tribunal, without the rest of the defense team, seeking power of attorney. Rashdan denied the incident to reporters and accused two other lawyers of misappropriating $270,000 earmarked for Saddam's defense. Saddam faces war crimes and genocide charges and will likely face trial some time in 2005. BBC News has background on the charges against Saddam. Aljazeera has more.

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