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Hussein Genocide Trial Adjourned For One Week


http://gdb.rferl.org/381AF9AF-62ED-4845-8B4C-20A7853AE887_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/381AF9AF-62ED-4845-8B4C-20A7853AE887_mw800_mh600.jpg Hussein in court in December 2005 (epa) October 31, 2006 -- A judge trying Saddam Hussein for genocide against ethnic Kurds adjourned proceedings for a week today.


The trial will resume on November 7.


The former Iraqi leader is due to hear on November 5 the verdict in a separate trial for crimes against humanity involving Shi'ites. He faces the death penalty if convicted in that trial.


But Iraqi officials have said the November 5 session may be delayed until after the November 7 U.S. congressional elections.


(Reuters)

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