Saddam murder trial set to start

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Saddam Hussein and seven former aides are scheduled to go on trial Wednesday in a heavily guarded courtroom for their alleged roles in a 1982 massacre in the Iraqi town of Dujail, a reprisal for an assassination attempt on the Iraqi dictator. We expect the proceedings to run for only one or two days, with judges reading out the charges and then dealing with a defense petition seeking a delay to give them more time to prepare. The judges are expected to grant an adjournment of several weeks. The trial is expected to convene around 11 a.m. (3 a.m. EDT) Wednesday, although that time has not been confirmed. AP will have a reporter and a photographer able to view the proceedings. Iraqi officials may allow a pooled TV feed from the courtroom, but with a 20-minute delay.last_img

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