Defense attorney Khalil al-Dulaimi has insisted his team will not participate in the trial until a solution
to protect its members is found. In the last month, two defense attorneys were killed.
Adil Muhammed al-Zubaidi, who represented former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan, was fatally shot
November 8 in an attack that left another lawyer wounded.
Sadoon Janabi, who represented Awad Hamad Bandar, the former chief judge of Hussein's Revolutionary Court,
was kidnapped and fatally shot in the head October 20, a day after the trial began.