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UPDATE ~ Saddam trial adjourned until Jan. 24

[JURIST] The Iraqi Special Tribunal [official website] Thursday adjourned the Saddam Hussein trial [JURIST news archive] until January 24 after a day of testimony during which Hussein berated the US [JURIST report] for denying his claims, made Wednesday [JURIST report], that he had been beaten in custody. During cross-examination, Hussein analogized the US position on his injuries to the US position on Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction, saying "the White House lied when it said Iraq had chemical weapons. I reported all the wounds I got to three medical committees. ... We are not lying, the White House is lying." AP has more.

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