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Saddam Hussein appears in court

July 01, 2004 16:08 IST
Last Updated: July 01, 2004 20:54 IST



Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on Thursday appeared in a court to hear the charges, including 'crimes against humanity',that he will face when his case goes to trial in 2005. This is the first time the US has allowed his images to appear on television since he was captured in December 2003.

The appearance in court was not publicized and neither was the venue or the time. Some other members of his government were also brought to the court. Saddam Hussein

In images broadcast by the BBC, Hussein could be seen speakingwith someone who appeared to be a judge. But others present at the venue were not shown, reportedly for security reasons. Hussein appeared tired but in good shape sporting a moustache and trimmed beard. There was no audio.

Select reporters were allowed to cover the event though live transmission of the proceedings was not permitted. Incidentally, the deposed leader is believed to have told the court that US President George W Bush is the 'real terrorist'.

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Hussein is now officially in the custody of the interim regime installed by the US, which invaded Iraq in March 2003, but is actually held by American troops at an undisclosed location.

Photograph: Karen Ballard-Pool/Getty Images


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Saddam told the truth. Bush is the criminal


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