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Saddam charged with murder, torture

in the defendants' pen as the charges were read, refused to enter a plea when chief judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman asked ... to this moment," he said. Abdel-Rahman entered a "not guilty" plea on Saddam's behalf.   ... Abdel-Rahman told Saddam.   "As a result for your orders to use force against Dujail residents, ...

18/05/2010 - 10:31 - comment 0

Saddam trial: Defense witness ”offered bribe” by prosecution

rebuked chief judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman for warning a defense witness that he could be prosecuted if he was not telling the truth.   Ibrahim told Abdel-Rahman he should be more "patient," saying, ... "Every session you have a lecture," Abdel-Rahman responded, ordering Ibrahim to sit down.   ...

18/05/2010 - 10:29 - comment 0

Saddam trial to resume later this week after stormy session

in the trial, Raouf Abdel-Rahman shouted after them, "Any lawyer who walks out will not be allowed back into this courtroom."   Abdel-Rahman appointed four defense lawyers, but two other defendants, Taha Yassin ... "Is this a street demonstration, are you lawyers?" Abdel-Rahman barked at them.   ...

18/05/2010 - 11:54 - comment 1

Saddam trial: Defense witness killed

won't appear.   The comments came as Abdel-Rahman chided the defense for trying to add to its ... in the trial. But Abdel-Rahman refused to show them immediately in court and told the lawyers to make a written request to submit them, sparking a new argument.   Saddam interjected that Abdel-Rahman should ...

18/05/2010 - 10:29 - comment 0

Heated session as Saddam trial resumes

It all started when Chief Judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman told defense lawyer Bushra Khalil that she would be allowed ... just want to say one word," she said, but Abdel-Rahman yelled at the guards to take her away. ... was pulled out of the court, Saddam objected from the defendants' pen, and Abdel-Rahman told him to shut ...

18/05/2010 - 10:30 - comment 0

Iraq: Leader of Islamic State group arrested as Saddam judge flees

Iraq's ousted president Saddam Hussein to death has fled Iraq seeking asylum in Britain. Raouf Abdel-Rahman, a member of Iraq's Kurdish minority, has requested political asylum in Britain with his family, al-Jazeera TV reported on Friday.   Abdel-Rahman headed the Supreme Iraq Criminal ...

18/05/2010 - 09:49 - comment 1

Saddm trial adjourned for about two weeks

president and his lawyers.   According to the AP , chief judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman stated ... client," Abdel-Rahman said. Addressing the lawyers who were present, "Tell your colleagues ... ...

18/05/2010 - 10:23 - comment 0

Saddam trial adjourned after witnesses fail to show up

chief judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman adjourned the session after only five minutes until Monday. The experts ... in 1982.   Abdel-Rahman said that Saddam and co-defendant Barzan Ibrahim, the former head ...

18/05/2010 - 11:44 - comment 0

Saddam trial adjourned until May 15

of their six-month-old trial. On Monday, chief judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman read a report by an expanded five-member group ... After a session of about 90 minutes, chief judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman adjourned the court until May 15. ...

18/05/2010 - 10:35 - comment 0

Stormy day in Saddam trial

with the judge. The chief Judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman ordered the removal of Barzan Ibrahim, Saddam's ... Abdel-Rahman sneered in reply.   "They are beating him in front of your eyes. Right ... started its arguments in April. Abdel-Rahman has repeatedly demanded the defense present full lists ...

18/05/2010 - 10:27 - comment 0