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Hussein Trial Resumes After Two-Week Break


http://gdb.rferl.org/381AF9AF-62ED-4845-8B4C-20A7853AE887_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/381AF9AF-62ED-4845-8B4C-20A7853AE887_mw800_mh600.jpg Hussein at his trial earlier this month (epa) 21 December 2005  -- The trial of Saddam Hussein resumed today after a two-week break.


The former Iraqi leader -- who had refused to attend the previous session -- was in the courtroom today.


Hussein seven former aides are on trial over the deaths of more than 140 Shi'ite Muslims following a 1982 assassination attempt against him in the town of Al-Dujayl, north of Baghdad.


Hussein's codefendants were also in the courtroom today.


The trial is being heard by Iraq's Special Tribunal in a heavily guarded courtroom inside Baghdad's Green Zone.


(AFP/Reuters)

The Presiding Judge


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