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Gaddafi's daughter to join Saddam defence
The Scotsman ^ | July 5, 2004 | FOREIGN STAFF

Posted on 07/04/2004 10:14:31 PM PDT by MadIvan

AISHA al-Gaddafi, the daughter of the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, has joined the legal team representing Saddam Hussein in the tribunal set up to try the captured former Iraqi leader for war crimes.

The Libyan lawyer is the latest high profile person to join the team, which has so far been denied access to Saddam and entry to Iraq.

Mohammed al-Rashdan, one of the lawyers representing the former dictator, said: "Dr Aisha Gaddafi is henceforth part of our team as she requested. I have sent her a letter confirming her retention as part of the team."

Mr Rashdan said the team had renewed its request to be allowed entry into Iraq with both Iraqi legal and United States military authorities.

"We sent a formal request to the Iraqi bar association," he said.

Aisha Gaddafi is a popular figure in Libya and has been tipped as a possible successor to her father. After leaving al-Fatih University in Tripoli with a law degree she moved into tourism and has played a leading role attracting outside investment into her country.

The legal team was appointed by Saddam’s wife and daughters and includes lawyers from Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Libya and Western countries such as the US, Britain, France and Belgium, among them the Scotland-based Italian, Giovanni di Stefano, and the English lawyer Tim Hughes.

As the task of putting together a case against Saddam gathered momentum in the wake of his appearance in court last week, Iran said yesterday it has prepared a complaint against the former Iraqi dictator for his 1980 invasion of Iran and for using chemical weapons against Iranians during the neighbouring nations’ eight-year war.

Tehran will file the documents with the Iraqi court where Saddam is standing trial, foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Asefi said. He did not say precisely when the complaint would be lodged.

"One of the crimes Saddam committed was his invasion of Iran and starting the war, killing many Iranian citizens and using chemical weapons in Halabja [within Iraq] and other places [in Iran] during the war," Mr Asefi said.

Iran expects Saddam will face judgment in an open trial for war crimes against it, Mr Asefi said.

"We have prepared the complaint and Iran will definitely file the complaint with the Iraqi court," he told a press conference. "We will hand over our documents to the court. We believe the court has to investigate Saddam’s crimes transparently and openly."

Iraq took legal custody of Saddam from the US on Wednesday, and the former dictator’s first court appearance on Thursday dominated television screens across the Middle East, where such images are unprecedented and prompted many calls for his execution.

The broad charges formally outlined against Saddam included the 1988 chemical weapons massacre of Kurds in Halabja, Iraq, the slaughter of Shiites during a 1991 uprising in southern Iraq and the 1990 invasion of Kuwait. The 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war apparently was not cited.

At this stage, however, Saddam was merely being informed of areas where he could face indictment and there is nothing to preclude Iraqi authorities from expanding or reducing the list of charges.

Mr Asefi said Iran’s top diplomat in Baghdad will ask Iraqi leaders why Saddam’s 1980 invasion of Iran did not receive the same priority as other crimes, such as the invasion of Kuwait a decade later.

"We have asked our charge d’affaires in Baghdad to seek explanation from the Iraqis on why the attack on Iran did not feature among the charges against him, even though the judge said the question would be addressed at a later date," Mr Asefi said.

Iranian leaders say the trial of 67-year-old Saddam should depict all the 30-year history of his rule, including US support for him during the Iran-Iraq war.

Saddam’s defence team has accused the interim Iraqi government and the court trying Saddam of being "illegitimate because they were appointed by the occupation".


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gadaffi; iraqijustice; prisonersaddam; saddam; saddamtrial; trial
In case anyone needed further proof that lawyers are scum...now it appears they're Libyan sponsored scum at that...

Regards, Ivan


1 posted on 07/04/2004 10:14:31 PM PDT by MadIvan
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To: Dont Mention the War; KangarooJacqui; Happygal; Luircin; Fiddlstix; lainde; Denver Ditdat; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 07/04/2004 10:14:49 PM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can change the world.)
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To: MadIvan

Don't forget Johnny Cochran.


3 posted on 07/04/2004 10:21:43 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: MadIvan

It's somewhat of a hopeful sign, actually, that Iraq has to import lawyers...the people there haven't learned how to grow them yet. Maybe if we forget to teach them this one little thing....


4 posted on 07/04/2004 10:27:30 PM PDT by Desdemona (“Some people with no brains at all do an awful lot of talking, don’t you think.” The Scarecrow)
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To: MadIvan
She (Aisha al-Gaddafi) most definitely spits on a portrait of GWB in defiance of the US before morning prayer.
5 posted on 07/04/2004 10:32:19 PM PDT by endthematrix (To enter my lane you must use your turn signal!)
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To: MadIvan
Well if Ghaddafy's daughter is going to help Saddam's defense, will she have some of her father's female bodyguards surrounding her while she's in Iraq?


6 posted on 07/04/2004 10:41:35 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: MadIvan
In case anyone needed further proof that lawyers are scum......

I wish people would stop comparing lawyers to scum-scum is relatively benign and harmless and has never been known to bother anyone...a better analogy would be to compare lawyers to lice since they share many of the same traits.

7 posted on 07/04/2004 10:56:35 PM PDT by Larry381 (The Democratic Party-Celebrating 60 years of aid and comfort to America's enemies)
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To: Paleo Conservative

What's next? A camouflage burqa?


8 posted on 07/04/2004 11:11:10 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Leftists don't acknowledge that Reagan won the cold war because they rooted for the other side.)
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To: MadIvan

Looks like we killed the wrong daughter in the 1986 raid.


9 posted on 07/04/2004 11:38:09 PM PDT by montag813 ("A nation can survive fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: MadIvan

She's biting off more than she can chew. Barking up the wrong tree. She also has an extremely long neck from recent pictures I've seen of her.


10 posted on 07/04/2004 11:54:26 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: luvbach1
What's next? A camouflage burqa?

Invisible burqa. Apparently there are Islamic women and then there are Islamic women ....


11 posted on 07/05/2004 12:27:42 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: MadIvan

What a circus. He should have had a grenade thrown down his hole.


12 posted on 07/05/2004 4:59:00 AM PDT by Indie (Ignorance of the truth is no excuse for stupidity.)
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To: MadIvan; Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; ...
Just.....just.....damn.

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

13 posted on 07/06/2004 9:50:14 AM PDT by mhking (John Kerry & Al Gore: Cut from the same tree.)
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To: MadIvan

Maybe she is trying to get some practice in case she needs to defend her daddy.


14 posted on 07/06/2004 10:00:04 AM PDT by xrp
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To: MadIvan
The legal team was appointed by Saddam’s wife and daughters and includes lawyers from Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Libya and Western countries such as the US, Britain, France and Belgium, among them the Scotland-based Italian, Giovanni di Stefano, and the English lawyer Tim Hughes.

Saddam's loving wife who refused to see him after he had her brother murdered? Where did they get the money for this tribunal? Lemme guess the attorneys are doing it out of the kindness of their black hearts.

15 posted on 07/06/2004 10:05:36 AM PDT by Jaded (Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain)
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To: cynwoody

Hmmm... I wonder if I could talk some sense into her...

Wouldn't go for anything long-term, but she is HOT!!!


16 posted on 07/06/2004 10:08:18 AM PDT by hchutch ("Go ahead. Leave early and beat the traffic. The Milwaukee Brewers dare you." - MLB.com 5/11/04)
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To: PJ-Comix; E Rocc

Check out the pics in Posts 11 and 13.

Not much for her brains, but she's got looks...


17 posted on 07/06/2004 10:09:18 AM PDT by hchutch ("Go ahead. Leave early and beat the traffic. The Milwaukee Brewers dare you." - MLB.com 5/11/04)
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To: MadIvan

Why would they bother to defend one of Saddam's doubles?


18 posted on 07/06/2004 10:10:44 AM PDT by RightWhale (establish private property rights to outer space)
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To: mhking

One hot Mommar!


19 posted on 07/06/2004 10:16:06 AM PDT by SquirrelKing ("I have to march because my mother could not have an abortion." - Maxine Waters (D - California)
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To: MadIvan

"includes lawyers from ... Western countries such as the US"

I wonder just exactly who these people are.


20 posted on 07/06/2004 10:18:50 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: MadIvan

Gaddafi's daughter to join Saddam defence..................

"defence"?

De-Fence?

Are they going to tear down a fence?

Just wondering...............................


21 posted on 07/06/2004 10:20:21 AM PDT by WhiteGuy (Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...)
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To: WhiteGuy
Gaddafi's daughter to join Saddam defence.................. "defence"? De-Fence? Are they going to tear down a fence? Just wondering...............................

The article is from the Scotsman, that's the British spelling. And the cheque is in the mail.

22 posted on 07/06/2004 10:24:44 AM PDT by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: Ichneumon

Oh.......................

I thought it was written by some Pittsburgh Steelers fans...................


23 posted on 07/06/2004 10:27:55 AM PDT by WhiteGuy (Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...)
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