IRAQ: GOVERNMENT TO DISBAND TRIBUNAL SET UP FOR SADDAM HUSSEIN TRIAL
May 4, 2011: a special court set up to prosecute former leader Saddam Hussein and his associates after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq will be disbanded, the Iraqi government said.
A proposed law to disband the tribunal was sent to the parliament, according to a government statement.
The court spokesman, Raid Juhi, told The Associated Press that the decision was made because the court had finished its cases. The proposed law sets June 30 as a deadline to settle a few final minor cases, he added. (Sources: Los Angeles Times, Ap, 04/05/2011)