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Former US attorney general joins Hussein's legal team

[JURIST] Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, now a maverick war crimes lawyer and an outspoken critic of American foreign policy on Iraq who held office in the 1960s under President Lyndon Johnson, has joined the legal team defending Saddam Hussein. He said his principal concern was protecting the rights of the former Iraqi leader. He has spoken out against the format of the trial, claiming that the special tribunal established to try members of the former regime is a creation of the US military occupation and has no authority in law as a criminal court. BBC News has more.

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