NPR logo
Lawyers Plot Defense Strategy for Saddam
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3246020/3246021" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Lawyers Plot Defense Strategy for Saddam

Iraq

Lawyers Plot Defense Strategy for Saddam

Lawyers Plot Defense Strategy for Saddam
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3246020/3246021" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Lawyers representing Saddam Hussein in his upcoming trial argue their client can't be tried for offenses committed while he was president, because Iraq's constitution at the time granted him immunity. Saddam's legal team is currently based in Jordan. An Iraqi militant group has threatened to kill any lawyer representing the former dictator. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Deborah Amos.

Related NPR Stories

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.