Saddam lawyers not notified about date of trial
Saddam Hussein's lawyers will not recognize the Oct. 19 start of the former leader's trial because they argue they have not been notified of the date by the Iraqi Special Tribunal, the attorneys said Wednesday.
The lawyers "will not recognize any date for the trial if it comes within weeks or months," said Khalil Dulaimi, Saddam's Iraqi lawyer, in a statement, quoted by The AP.
Another Saddam's lawyer, Britain-based Abdel Haq Alani, told The Associated Press that the legal team "must be served notice stating a trial date, and that hasn't happened."
Saddam and seven other members of his toppled regime are due to stand trial in the tribunal on Oct. 19.