Monday, January 08, 2007

Remaining Charges Against Saddam Dropped


The Associated Press reports:


Saddam Hussein's trial for the killing of 180,000 Kurds in the 1980s resumed Monday with the late dictator's seat empty, nine days after he went to the gallows. The court's first order of business was to drop all charges against Saddam.

...Chief Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa said the court decided to stop all legal action against the former president, since "the death of defendant Saddam was confirmed.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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