CNN Evening News for Saturday, Dec 20, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The shooting by US troops of 3 Iraqi police officers at a checkpoint in Iraq; an attack of former Baath party officials in Najaf, and a demonstration in Baghdad by Shiite Muslims calling for the execution of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein noted; scenes shown. Live interview held with Northwestern University’s Douglass Cassel† about Saddam’s rights as a prisoner of war. [CASSEL – comments on Saddam’s legal status under the Geneva Convention; says he must have a fair trial because this case will affect the war on terror worldwide; says neither the US nor the Iraqis want an international trial in The Hague; comments on what will happen to Saddam until Iraq has a credible government.]
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