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  • Saddam launches courtroom tirade as trial resumes

    02/13/2006 2:00:07 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 37 replies · 906+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | February 13, 2006
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - A fiery Saddam Hussein is back in court after boycotting his trial on charges of crimes against humanity, but said he had been forced to appear. "Down with the traitor, down with traitors, down with Bush.. long live the ummah (Islamic nation)... long live the ummah..long live the ummah..," roared the ousted Iraqi dictator as soon as he arrived in court on Monday. "I was forced into the courtroom," Saddam angrily told chief judge Rauf Rasheed Abdel Rahman. Barzan al-Tikriti, his half-brother and former secret police chief, frequently interrupted the session as guards were seen pushing him...
  • Tariq Aziz refuses to testify against Saddam: lawyer

    12/24/2004 6:44:25 AM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 25 replies · 1,698+ views
    Agence France-Presse via Sydney Morning Herald ^ | December 25, 2004 | Agence France-Presse
    Former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz is unwilling to testify against Saddam Hussein at a future war crimes trial, his lawyer told Agence France-Presse after a four-hour meeting with his client on Thursday at a US base near the capital. "Tariq Aziz told me that he will not take the witness stand against Saddam," said Badi Aref Izzat. The lawyer said that Aziz, who has been in US custody since his surrender in the immediate aftermath of last year's US-led invasion, had had no opportunity to see the ousted president. The 11 senior aides currently in custody were being...
  • U.S. Names Iraqis Who Would Face War Crimes Trial

    03/15/2003 12:17:31 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 30 replies · 287+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 03/16/03 | ELISABETH BUMILLER
    WASHINGTON, March 15 — For the first time, the Bush administration has identified several senior Iraqi officials, including Saddam Hussein's two sons, who would be tried for war crimes or crimes against humanity after an American-led attack on Iraq, a senior American official said today. In addition to Mr. Hussein himself, the list includes members of his inner circle who sit atop a hierarchy of 2,000 members of the Iraqi elite who were previously identified by American intelligence agencies. But only now are the names of the top group being made public. Administration officials said they had planned to send...
  • Milosevic at loggerheads with judge

    10/04/2002 9:54:57 PM PDT · by Dan2001 · 2 replies · 129+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 4 October, 2002, 20:51 GMT 21:51 UK | BBC
    Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic has engaged in more confrontation with the judge at the international war crimes tribunal in The Hague, where he is being tried for alleged crimes in the 1990s wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. The Friday session was interrupted several times as Presiding Judge Richard May repeatedly warned Mr Milosevic his questions were improper and his comments were out of order. Mr Milosevic has denied responsibility for ethnic Serbs accused of killing non-Serbs in Croatia in the early 1990s, saying they were defending themselves against Croatian pogroms. Mr Milosevic is in the dock on more...