The attorney, Khalil al-Dulaimi, told AP that he would ask during tomorrow's opening session for more time to prepare a defense and arrange for Arab and Western lawyers to join him on the defense team.
Al-Dulaimi said he met with Hussein for 90 minutes today at a location other than the usual place of detention for the ousted Iraqi leader. Al-Dulaimi would not elaborate.
Hussein's location has been kept secret since his capture by U.S. troops in December 2003. It is believed that he has been held at a U.S. facility at Baghdad International Airport.
Al-Dulaimi said Hussein's morale is high and that he is confident of his innocence.
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