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Iraqi judge assassinated in Mosul

[JURIST] Judge Salem Mahmud Haj Ali was shot to death on Thursday in Mosul along with his driver. He was in charge of a court division in the northern Iraqi city, and is the third judge to be killed [Reuters report] in Mosul since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Nationwide, more than a dozen Iraqi judges have been reported killed [CBC report] since the end of 2003; the most notable assassination was in March, when an investigatory judge on the Iraqi Special Tribunal set up to try Saddam Hussein and members of his regime was gunned down together with his son [JURIST report], a lawyer also working for the Tribunal. AFP has more.

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