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Iraq / Aziz / War Crimes / DiGenova Interview #726984

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) The surrender in Iraq of former deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz† examined; details given about the well known Aziz, who was the public voice of President Saddam Hussein's regime & about what he might know. [January 28, AZIZ - says he won't go to an American prison.] [CNN analyst Ken POLLACK†- says this will tell Iraqis that President Saddam Hussein's government is finished.] The question of how the US will carry out "war crimes" investigations & trials discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) The latest news out of Baghdad reviewed; details given about the view that Aziz's arrest might lead to the tracking down of Saddam. The personal & ideological relationship between Saddam & Aziz, about how well known Aziz was in Baghdad as a Baath Party member close to Saddam & Iraqis' concern that Saddam could come back discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with former US attorney Joseph DiGenova about possible war crime trials. [DiGENOVA†- says almost everyone in the foreign ministry could be tried in a military tribunal for crimes against American soldiers & crime against Iraqi civilians; recalls the precedents from the Nuremburg trial for trying Aziz for actions of the revolutionary war council; suggests Aziz should be tried in his own country before being tried for international human rights violations; states this was a criminal regime under international law.]

Brown, Aaron;
Ensor, David;
Robertson, Nic

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