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BREAKING NEWS ~ Saddam trial adjourned until November 28

[JURIST] CNN is reporting that Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin, who is presiding [Reuters report] over the trial of Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] before the Iraqi High Criminal Court, formerly known as the Iraqi Special Tribunal [JURIST news archive], has ordered an adjournment of the proceeding until November 28. The order comes at the close of the first session of the trial, where a defiant Hussein initially refused to recognize the court [Reuters report], but then pleaded not guilty [BBC report] to charges of murder, torture, forced expulsions and illegal imprisonment, all stemming from the 1982 massacre in Dujail [JURIST report]. Hussein's lawyers indicated Tuesday that they would ask for a three-month delay [JURIST report] in proceedings so that they could fully prepare their case.

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