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Trials of Saddam aides to begin "in weeks"

[JURIST] The Iraqi Special Tribunal [tribunal statute] will begin holding trials of some of the top lieutenants of Saddam Hussein's regime "in weeks," according to a Western legal expert involved in the process speaking in Baghdad on Wednesday. Iraqi judges have been holding investigative pre-trial hearings [JURIST report] and are reportedly ready to turn over their dossiers to the five-judge chamber that will run the trials. Saddam and 11 top aides face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. AP has more.

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