Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussien and several other members of the Baathist regime will face an Iraqi Tribunal, consisting of seven judges so far.
NO date has been set for the trial as of yet, however Saddam will be represented by French Attorney, Jacques Verges who is known for representing
notorious world figures and plans on calling top U.S. officials to testify about thier support of Saddam in the 1980's.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqi leaders have set up a tribunal to try ousted dictator Saddam Hussein and other members of his Baathist regime, a
spokesman for the Iraqi Governing Council said Tuesday
Salem Chalabi, the nephew of the head the Iraqi National Congress, was named to head the tribunal of judges and prosecutors, according to council
spokesman Entefadh Qanbar.
New political parties in Iraq include the Iraqi National Congress headed by Ahmed Chalabi; the Iraqi National Coalition headed by Adnan Pachachi; and
the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution headed by Ayatollah Muhammed Baqr Al Hakim.
Seven judges have been assigned to the tribunal so far, and more judges and prosecutors will be chosen, Qanbar said.
He added that the tribunal has a budget of $75 million for 2004-2005.
No date has been set for Saddam's trial.
French attorney Jacques Verges, who has long made a name for himself representing notorious world figures, has said he will lead a team of defense
lawyers in any future trial. He said he plans to call top U.S. officials to testify about their support of Saddam during the 1980s.
Saddam was captured December 13 in a "spider hole" near his hometown of Tikrit and has remained in coalition custody in Iraq.
U.S. officials have described Saddam as being less than cooperative during his interrogations.
So he's going to trial, will be tried by an Iraqi tribunal. Saddam will be represented by a French Attorney, is that another slap in the face to the
[Edited on 4-21-2004 by Valhall]