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posted 02 March 2005 08:25 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen killed a judge and lawyer working for the tribunal that will try Saddam Hussein and members of his former regime, a day after the secret court referred five of the ousted dictator's aides to trial for alleged crimes against humanity, officials and a relative of the slain men said Wednesday.

News of the deaths came as two car bombs exploded in the capital, killing 10 Iraqi soldiers and wounding dozens of others. The first blast targeted an Iraqi army base in central Baghdad, killing six troops and wounding at least 25. A second car bomb an hour later at an army checkpoint in south Baghdad killed four soldiers, police said.

The two slain men were judge Barwez Mohammed Mahmoud al-Merwani and his son, lawyer Aryan Barwez al-Merwani, according to the judge's son, Kikawz Barwez Mohammed al-Merwani. He said gunmen in a speeding car raked the pair with gunfire as they were trying to get into a vehicle outside their home.

The shootings in northern Baghdad's Azamyiah district on Tuesday marked the first time any legal staff working for the Iraqi Special Tribunal have been killed, a court official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.


When reached for comment, Mr. Hussein had this to say:

Mmmmfffggll wmmmfffgghhh!!

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posted 02 March 2005 09:38 AM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Meanwhile, the real war criminal is out there ... choking on another pretzyl and murdering the English language.
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posted 02 March 2005 12:29 PM      Profile for swallow     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
May they rest in peace, and may Iraq be free of the murderers from both sides some day.

But anxieties over another attack did not prevent more than 2,000 people from gathering outside the clinic Tuesday, shouting “No to terrorism!” and “No to Baathism and Wahhabism!” and demanding the resignation of interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.

Wahhabism was a clear reference to foreign fighters who are supporters of al-Qaeda and adherents of the strict Wahhabi form of Islam, which is the version practiced in Saudi Arabia.

Globe & Mail on the murder of the judge & lawyer

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