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Prominent Iraqi judge assassinated in Basra

[JURIST] Taha al-Amiri, formerly a chief judge at Basra's highest criminal court under Saddam Hussein, was assassinated by two gunmen on his way to work Saturday. Al-Amiri is one of several former Baath party [Wikipedia article] figures to be killed in the last 18 months. Shiite extremists seeking revenge are suspected in the attack; Hussein's regime oppressed Iraq's Shiite majority. AP has more.

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