Saddam questions limited access to lawyer

[JURIST] Saddam Hussein on Thursday questioned why he only has access to his lawyer during interrogation sessions before judges investigating the charges against him. In a new released videotape of Saddam, he asked Judge Munir Haddad, "The lawyer only sees his client when there is an investigation session. Is this the law?" Saddam also voiced his frustrations in not being greeted by the judges, and called his detention by the Iraqi government at a US military base "a joke, since the Americans were the ones with the power." The first criminal charge was filed [JURIST report] against the former dictator Sunday by the Iraqi Special Tribunal [official website] and 13 more are expected to follow. No trial date has yet been scheduled [JURIST report]. AP has more.

 

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