Wednesday, December 7, 2005

If he doesn't attend the trial, can he skip the execution?

Saddam Hussein decides not to attend his own trial.
Saddam Hussein's trial resumed Wednesday after a delay of several hours with the deposed Iraqi leader absent from the courtroom. Chief Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin opened the session at 3 p.m. (7 a.m. ET), about four hours late, and called the first witness.

Hussein's chair sat empty at the front of the dock, and his chief lawyer thanked Amin for continuing the proceedings. Amin said Hussein would be told about the proceedings taking place in his absence and that judges would meet with the defense team after Wednesday's session to discuss the lawyers' security situation. (CNN)

Would Allah have wanted Saddam to use this language?
"I will not be in a court without justice. Go to hell, all you agents of America," Hussein told the court.

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