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BREAKING NEWS ~ Second Saddam trial lawyer assassinated

[JURIST] AP is reporting that a lawyer for a co-defendant of Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] has been assassinated in Baghdad. Last month, Saadoun Sughaiyer al-Janabi, a defense lawyer for one of Hussein's co-defendants, was kidnapped by 10 masked gunmen [JURIST report] and later found dead [JURIST report]. Hussein's lawyers have since demanded a delay in proceedings or a foreign venue [JURIST report] and have announced a court boycott [JURIST report] over security concerns.

8:25 AM ET - According to a member of the defense team, Adel al-Zubeidi, who was representing former VP Taha Yassin Ramadan, was killed in an ambush Tuesday. A second lawyer with Ramadan was wounded during the attack. AP has more.

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