Saddam co-defendant accuses court guards of abuse Jaime Jansen at 11:45 AM ET
[JURIST] Hussein Rasheed, one of five co-defendants facing charges [JURIST report] in the Saddam Hussein genocide trial [JURIST report], on Thursday claimed Iraqi court guards beat him in the presence of US witnesses after Chief Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa threw both Hussein and Rasheed out of court last week [JURIST report]. A spokesman for the court denied Rasheed's allegations saying that the court guards are "well trained" and respect human rights. Rasheed also complained that the defendants felt that the trial was rigged and that the verdict against them has already been determined.
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