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Saddam lawyers demand to know identity, record of trial judges

[JURIST] Lawyers for Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] said they would appeal to a higher Iraqi court if the Iraqi Special Tribunal [official website] refuses to divulge the names and backgrounds of four anonymous judges in charge of the trial. Chief Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin is the only one of the five judges to identify himself. Security concerns have led the other judges to keep their identities secret [Reuters report]. Lawyers for Saddam want to check the other judges' backgrounds for credentials and possible biases. Friday's Washington Times has more.

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