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Iraq says Saddam trial will be held before constitution vote

[JURIST] Mouwaffak al-Rubaie, Iraq's national security adviser, told CNN on Sunday that he expects the trial of Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] before the Iraqi Special Tribunal [JURIST news archive, official website] to take place prior to the scheduled October 15 vote on a new Iraqi constitution [JURIST news archive]. Al-Rubaie said Saddam would be prohibited from giving "rhetoric" and "nonsense" but also promised a fair trial. He also said the trial would be broadcast on live television in Iraq and other Arab nations. AP has more.

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