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Former US AG Clark condemns treatment of Hussein

[JURIST] Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark [JURIST news archive], currently a member of the defense team representing deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, has said that Hussein is being poorly treated in detention, kept in isolation and forced to go for days without a shower or change of clothes. He told NBC's Today program that the Iraqi ex-president has also now been prevented from taking his Koran to court as part of an effort to anger him. Clark, who has previously represented Slobodan Milosevic and other unpopular criminal defendants, said that his representation of Hussein was a manifestation of his commitment after his public service in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations to defending human rights around the world. AP has more.

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