Saddam trial postponed

Saddam trial postponed

BAGHDAD – A judge trying Saddam Hussein for genocide against ethnic Kurds adjourned proceedings for a week on Tuesday until November 7.

Saddam is due to hear a verdict and a possible death sentence in a separate trial, for crimes against humanity involving Shi’ites, on November 5. But, the chief prosecutor has said Sunday’s session may be delayed, pushing it until after the November 7 United States congressional elections.Saddam, 69, could be hanged if convicted.Nampa-ReutersBut, the chief prosecutor has said Sunday’s session may be delayed, pushing it until after the November 7 United States congressional elections.Saddam, 69, could be hanged if convicted.Nampa-Reuters

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