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Head of Saddam defense committee quits, hands over to former US AG Clark

[JURIST] Jordanian lawyer Ziad Khasawneh [Atlantic profile], the head of the Committee for Defending Saddam Hussein, announced Wednesday that he is quitting the group, turning full control of the former Iraqi president's defense over to a team led by maverick former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark [JURIST report; Wikipedia profile], who served in the administration of President Lyndon Johnson. Clark previously called the planned trial of Hussein before an Iraqi special court "unfair" [UPI report]. The Committee had been unable to meet with Hussein face-to-face and Khasawneh indicated it might be dissolved. UPI has more.

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