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Iraqi Dictator in Poland?

Iraqi Dictator in Poland?

News Poland
In from Khaleej Times Online

Defence lawyers for Saddam Hussein say the deposed Iraqi dictator wants his case to be tried in Sweden or Poland instead of Iraq where he faces the death penalty...Hussein, 68, would escape the death penalty if tried in Poland or Sweden, both members of the European Union which has banned capital punishment.

Poland already has a top security court room complete with bullet-proof windows in the southern city of Katowice designed for the trial of mafia gangs which could accommodate the trial of the Iraqi dictator.

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Poland would take a risk hosting such a spectacle. Although the media frenzy would put Katowice on the map (probably not the best city to showcase Poland's tourist attractions). If the charges against Saddam are on the scale of genocide, why isn't the United Nations involved?

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