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Saddam defense team claims he was attacked in courtroom

[JURIST] Lawyers for Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] claimed Saturday that a man attacked the former Iraqi leader during a court appearance this week. Defense lawyers stated that at the conclusion of the hearing in front of the Iraqi Special Tribunal [official website], the man, who was unidentified, struck Hussein, and that neither the judge in charge nor the American guard did anything to stop the scuffle. US officials, who are charged with Saddam's physical custody, deny that any such incident took place. Reuters has more.

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