Saddam’s lawyers challenge court’s legitimacy, security

Foreign lawyers defending Saddam Hussein challenged the legitimacy of the U.S.-backed Iraqi court trying him and demanded more security for their team on Monday, after briefly storming out of the courtroom in protest.
Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, a veteran defender of unpopular high-profile causes, and Najeeb al-Nauimi from Qatar were each allowed to address the bench after the walk-out; they assailed a lack of protection and impugned the legitimacy of a court originally formed under U.S. occupation.
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