Hussein defense to continue genocide trial boycott Michael Sung at 10:35 AM ET
[JURIST] Khalid al-Dulaimi [JURIST news archive], lead counsel for Saddam Hussein, said Sunday that the defense team will continue its boycott of Husseins genocide trial [JURIST news archive; BBC timeline] when it resumes Monday. The protest began when chief judge Abdullah al-Amiri was replaced by judge Mohammad Oreibi al-Khalifa at the insistence of the Iraqi government. Oreibi al-Khalifa has attempted to impose strict courtroom discipline and has thrown Hussein out of court [JURIST report] three times since taking over the role of chief judge. The defense team is also protesting the courts refusal to allow the defense to examine thousands of documents linked to the genocide trial.
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