Saddam fires all but one of his legal team
Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein reportedly fired all but one of his current legal defense team keeping instead one Iraqi lawyer, Khalil Al Dulaimi, to be his sole legal representative.
The Iraqi Special Tribunal released a report on Wednesday saying said Saddam was questioned on about reports that he had in fact fired all his lawyers except for Al Dulaimi.
According to the statement, ``Mr. Saddam confirmed that he canceled all the power of attorneys and fired them.'' The statement said Dulaimi will seek formal permission from the tribunal to serve as Saddam’s sole legal representative.
Judge Raid Juhi asked Saddam whether or not he wanted any international representatives. The former Iraqi leader replied that he did not.
On August 8 Saddam's family announced that they had dismissed his defense team of 1,500, giving few additional details, according to the AP.
In the coming months Saddam will begin appearing before what it expected to be dozens of Iraqi Special Tribunals.
Saddam was accused last months of the death of more than 150 Iraqi Shiites in 1982 in the town of Dujail near Baghdad; if convicted, he could be sentenced to death.