To the Victor Goes the Verdict
Because the rule of law is indifferent to identity, even the loathsome deserve a fair trial. Curtis Doebbler, a member of Saddam Hussein's defense team, explains why the Hussein verdict and death sentence is "a classic instance of 'victor's injustice' imposed on the heels of the illegal US invasion of Iraq."
All exculpating evidence was withheld from the defense; defense witnesses were threatened by court officials; defense lawyers were assaulted by US officials; and the defendants we not given the charges against them until eight months after the prosecution had started presenting evidence and the day the defense was required to start its case. The list of violations is long and undoubtedly the reason why every independent expert has found the trial unfair.
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