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Saddam trial adjourned till May 24

The trial degenerated into a chaotic shouting match after the chief judge ejected one of Saddam's lawyers.

india Updated: May 22, 2006 19:29 IST

The trial of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants over the massacre of Shiite villagers was adjourned until Wednesday after a stormy hearing on Monday.

The trial degenerated into a chaotic shouting match after the chief judge ejected for the second time since early on April one of Saddam's female lawyers, triggering an outcry from Saddam and other lawyers.

The court heard from three defence witnesses including Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan al-Tikriti, one of Saddam's half-brothers.