posted on Jul, 2 2004 @ 04:11 PM
Aicha Moammar Gadhafi (Khadafi) daughter of Libyan leader Mouamar Khadafi has joined the legal team of Saddam Hussein. Aicha Gadhafi is a law
professor. She joins the team which currently consists of several Libyan lawyers, and lawyers from Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Western countries
such as the United States, Britain, France and Belgium.
A statement issued late Thursday by a charity association headed by Gadhafi's daughter, in her late 20s, said she wanted to guarantee Saddam received
a "fair trail (based on) the principle that all accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty."
Saddam and 11 other defendants, all former members of the ousted Iraqi regime, faced court in Baghdad for the first time Thursday on war crimes and
genocide charges. Defense lawyers were not present for the brief arraignment.
Saddam's lawyers have complained of being kept in the dark concerning their client's case, because they did not receive answers to their request to
the American administration, the International Committee for the Red Cross and the Iraqi authorities to meet with the ex-Iraqi leader and be present
when he was indicted.
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