The defence team in Saddam Hussein's trial has begun its closing arguments and officials say a verdict for his role in the deaths of 148 Shias in 1982 could come in September.
Iraq's former deputy prime minister has used the latest session of the trial of Saddam Hussein to attack the country's new US-backed government.
The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven former aides charged with crimes against humanity has been adjourned until Monday after more than five hours of hearings.
Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has admitted that he ordered the trial of those suspected of involvement in an assassination attempt on him in the town of Dujail.
Deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and seven other officials have been charged with crimes against humanity.
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