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Witness Appears in Saddam Trial

The trial of Saddam Hussein resumes Monday in Baghdad, along with controversy surrounding the trial. Saddam and seven co-defendants are standing trial for the killing of nearly 150 Shi'ite men after a 1982 assassination attempt against Saddam.

In the third session since proceedings began a month ago, the court heard from the first live witness. Ahmad Hassan Mohammed Al Dujaili appeared after a contentious exchange between the judge and the team of lawyers defending Saddam.

The defense lawyers stormed out of the courtroom in a dispute over testimony by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark.

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Jamie Tarabay
After reporting from Iraq for two years as NPR's Baghdad Bureau Chief, Jamie Tarabay is now embarking on a two year project reporting on America's Muslims. The coverage will take in the country's approx 6 million Muslims, of different ethnic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and the issues facing their daily lives as Americans.