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Saddam requests meeting with former US Attorney General

[JURIST] According to a statement made by his defense team Monday, Saddam Hussein has requested a meeting with former US attorney general Ramsey Clark [Wikipedia profile]. The request, not yet answered by the Iraqi Special Tribunal [JURIST news archive], expresses concern that Saddam does not have full access to his counsel and comes less than one week after a video was released showing Saddam questioning a tribunal judge [JURIST report] about limited contact with his lawyers. Clark, who developed a relationship with Saddam when visiting Iraq during the 13-year UN sanctions [UN text] and wars against the county, joined Hussein's defense team [JURIST report] in December and is said to have taken charge of it [JURIST report] after Jordanian lawyer Ziad Khasawneh stepped down. Aljazeera has more.

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