Saddam's aides to testify against him
UPI | July 25, 2005
The head of the tribunal trying ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein said the former dictator's aides would testify against him in court.
Raed Jouhi was quoted Monday in the Saudi daily al-Sharq al-Awsat as saying that the indictment against Saddam would be ready within the next two days and his trial would start in a month's time.
He said most of the charges to be filed against Saddam were related to crimes against humanity and that his former deputy prime minister, Tariq Aziz, his half-brother Barzan Tikriti and his cousin Ali Hussein Majid, known as Chemical Ali, had all made statements incriminating him.
"For example, Majid said that he was carrying out Saddam's orders when he committed the crimes against the Kurds," Jouhi said.
He said Saddam and his former aides, all of whom will be prosecuted, have been cooperative.