[JURIST] Defense lawyers representing Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] have announced that they will boycott the Iraqi Special Tribunal [official website], following through on a threat to boycott [JURIST report] made after one of the defense lawyers for a Hussein co-defendant was kidnapped and murdered [JURIST report] last week. Lead counsel Khalil al-Dulaimi said that Hussein's defense team would boycott until demands for better security [JURIST report] are met, and called for an additional delay in the proceedings. After the Saddam trial [JURIST news archive] opened in Baghdad earlier this month, proceedings were adjourned until November 28 [JURIST report]. AFP has more.
Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase...
- UN investigation of Saddam trial lawyer murder urged
- Bush says Baghdad safe for Saddam trial
- Saddam lawyers threaten to boycott trial
- Iraqi government promises heightened security for Saddam trial lawyers
- Saddam defense team demands delay or foreign trial venue after lawyer murder
- BREAKING NEWS ~ Kidnapped Saddam trial lawyer found dead
- BREAKING NEWS ~ Saddam lawyer kidnapped in Baghdad