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BREAKING NEWS ~ Saddam, lawyers to boycott next trial session

[JURIST] AP is reporting that the chief lawyer for Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] has said that and his defense team will boycott trial proceedings when they resume Wednesday. The trial [JURIST news archive] resumed briefly Sunday under new Kurdish chief judge Ra'uf Rasheed Abdel-Rahman [Aljazeera profile] but was adjourned again after Hussein, defense yers, and two co-defendants left the courtroom in protest of the earlier removal of Hussein's half brother and co-defendant Barzan al-Tikriti, who had been complaining about his medical treatment.

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