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Saddam will stand trial before year end, Iraqi defense minister says

[JURIST] Iraq's Interim Defense Minister Hazim Shaalan told Arabic newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat Tuesday that Saddam Hussein will go on trial for crimes against humanity before the end of the year. Shaalan also said that the deteriorating security situation in Iraq was impeding the collection of evidence against Saddam and other former Iraqi officials. Saddam will tried on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges by the Iraqi Special Tribunal. Aljazeera has more.

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