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Saddam lawyer boycotting trial after alleged attack at hearing

[JURIST] Khalil Dulaimi, an Iraqi defense lawyer for Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive], said Tuesday that he is boycotting the former president's trial after a man allegedly grabbed Hussein by the arm at a hearing last Thursday and tried to attack him [JURIST report]. Dulaimi is refusing to rejoin the proceedings until the attacker, who Dulaimi believed to be a reserve judge, is caught and the Iraqi Special Tribunal [official website] apologizes. Both the US and the tribunal have denied that any attack occurred. Reuters has more.

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