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The U.K. Statistics Authority says of official misrepresentation of data that "we?ve intervened more during the pandemic and made more comments than in the years before?. So why are the same mistakes made over and over?
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"Non Constat" The Show Trial begins.

category international | crime and justice | other press author Wednesday October 19, 2005 14:11author by iosaf Report this post to the editors

No jobs, No Water, Little Food, No Peace, No Security, No international recognised court.

Marc Henzelin a legal expert from Geneva University has explained why he declined to defend Saddam Hussein saying the special tribunal is not compatible with international law and is little more than a soap opera.

Iraqi Saddam Hussein is charged with ordering the deaths of 143 Shi'ite Muslim men following a 1982 assassination attempt against him.
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He might also face trial for genocide and war crimes for the killing of Kurds in the 1980s, as well as the suppression of uprisings by Shi'ites and Kurds in 1991.

The organisation Human Rights Watch said 200,000 potential opponents were killed during Saddam's regime between 1979 and 2003.

It would seem like the man ought be put to trial where the international community recognise the process, penalty and court. Does it not?
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Link to Henzelin interview .-
"its all about justifying the US invasion"
http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=106&sid=6156139&cKey=1129722112000

the website of the "iraqi special tribunal"
http://www.iraq-ist.org/en/home.htm

list of Latin law terms on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_legal_Latin_terms

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The transcript of what occured when Saddam took the stand :-

In response to a question, Saddam stood up and began reading aloud from a copy of the Koran he carried into court.

Judge ( Rizgar Mohammed Amin) : Mr. Saddam we ask you to write down your identity, your name, occupation and address and then we will allow you to talk. Now it is time to write down your identity.

Saddam: I was not about to say much.

Judge: We want your identity, your name, then we will listen to what you have. We are writing down the identities at this time. We will hear you when we need to listen to you.

Saddam: First of all, who are you and what are you?

Judge: The Iraqi Criminal Court.

Saddam: All of you are judges?

Judge: We don't have time to get into details. You can write down what you like.

Saddam: I have been here in this military building since 2:30, and then from nine I have been wearing this suit. They have asked me to take it off and then put it on again many times.

Judge: Who are you? What is your identity? Why don't you take a seat and let the others say their names and we will get back to you.

Saddam: You know me. You are an Iraqi and you know who I am. And you know I don't get tired.

Judge: These are formalities and we need to hear it from you.

Saddam: They have prevented me from getting a pen and a paper because paper, it seems, is frightening these days. I don't hold any grudges against any of you. But upholding what is right and respecting the great Iraqi people who chose me I won't answer to this court, with all due respect to the individuals involved in it, and I reserve my constitutional rights as the president of Iraq. You know me.

Judge: These are the procedures. A judge cannot rely on personal knowledge.

Saddam: I don't recognise the group that gave you the authority and assigned you. Aggression is illegitimate and what is built on illegitimacy is illegitimate.

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 #   Title   Author   Date 
   little factoids.     iosaf    Wed Oct 19, 2005 14:43 
   big correction.     doh!    Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:13 
   one the defence lawyer has been murdered.     stenographer    Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:57 


 
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