Sunday, November 05, 2006

A fair trial

Every accused has a right to a fair trial...His overthrow opened the opportunity to restore this basic right and, at the same time, to ensure, fairly, accountability for the crimes of the past. It is an opportunity missed.
Malcolm Smart of Amnesty International
How could you possibly give Saddam Hussein a fair trial? How could Iraq possibly set up a just judicial system three years after the overthrow of the man who had emptied it of all justice for 30 years?

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