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Hussein Lawyer Ejected From Court

Bushra al-Khalil, defense attorney for Saddam Hussein (file photo) (epa) May 22, 2006 -- The trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants has been adjourned until May 24.

Proceedings on May 22 turned into a shouting match after the chief judge ejected one of Hussein's defense lawyers, Lebenese attorney Bushra al-Khalil, from the courtroom for speaking out of turn.

(compiled from agency reports)

Saddam Hussein Biography

Saddam Hussein Biography

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