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December 16, 2003

Politicians grapple with question of trial

...Nor did Saddam's Iraqi enemies appear concerned that a trial could become a platform for the former ruler to rally loyalists to the cause of insurgency against the Anglo-American occupation and the new Iraqi leadership.

"I can't see him saying anything at a trial that would embarrass anyone," Ahmed Shames, a leader of a pro-democracy group based in London, said in an interview. "Everyone knows about his relationship with the West, and no one is denying that they supported him in the 1980s.

"But the trial has to be in Iraq," Shames insisted. "He cannot be allowed to get a chance like (Slobodan) Milosevic to stand up in a place like The Hague and give speeches justifying what he has done. It would make the process ridiculous."

 

 

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