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Defiant Saddam Appears Before Iraqi Court

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Defiant Saddam Appears Before Iraqi Court

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Defiant Saddam Appears Before Iraqi Court

Defiant Saddam Appears Before Iraqi Court

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A video grab shows Iraq's deposed dictator Saddam Hussein appearing before an Iraqi tribunal in Iraq

A video grab shows Iraq's deposed dictator Saddam Hussein appearing before an Iraqi tribunal in Iraq, July 1, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Handcuffed and under Iraqi guard, Saddam Hussein is charged with war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity before an Iraqi court. Saddam questioned the court's jurisdiction and refused to sign the charge list. Earlier, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez relinquished leadership of the multinational force in Iraq to Gen. George Casey. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Philip Reeves.

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