Baghdad provides no safe haven for the lawyer of Saddam Hussein. After two weeks of broken appointments and misinformation about his whereabouts, Khalil al-Dulaimi was finally reached by phone at his family home on the outskirts of Ramadi, a restive city west of Baghdad. There, he explained, he is protected by his tribe, the Dulaimis, the most powerful in the war-torn Anbar province. With two of his fellow defense attorneys found dead in the Iraqi capital in the past few weeks, al-Dulaimi has reason to be wary, and, he told TIME, the looming threat of being kidnapped and murdered is crippling...
The Perils of Defending a Tyrant
Two of Saddam Hussein's defense lawyers have been killed already
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