Former Iraq deputy PM threatens hunger strike over lack of access to chosen lawyer Michael Sung at 2:58 PM ET
[JURIST] Former Saddam Hussein-era Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] is threatening to go on a hunger strike, his son Ziad Aziz told AFP Thursday. Ziad says that Aziz and 14 other detainees are threatening to initiate a hunger strike next week if Iraqi authorities do not allow Aziz's preferred lawyer, Badih Aref Izzat, to enter Iraq and be present during Aziz's interrogations. Ziad says that Izzat is currently prohibited from returning to Iraq for unspecified reasons.
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