Former Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi and former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh have allocated funds to fund former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s Amman-based defense lawyers’ committee.
The statement came from Saddam Hussein’s lawyer Bushra Khalil, RIA Novosti reported.
“As for the expenses of the Committee of Advocates, President Gaddafi donated this amount to Raqqa (Saddam Hussein’s daughter-ed.) For working in the committee’s office in Amman, and President Ali Abdullah Saleh also donated this amount,” Khalil said.
Raqed Hussein, the daughter of a slain former Iraqi leader, moved to Jordan after the start of the US military campaign in Iraq, where he was the coordinator of the committee of lawyers representing Hussein in court.
“Mrs. Raqed provided tickets from Amman to Baghdad, others flew from her home country at her expense, and hotels were paid for from the committee’s budget,” the lawyer added.
Today, December 30, marks the 15th anniversary of the execution of Saddam Hussein by the United States under the pretext of searching for weapons of mass destruction that have not been confirmed in the country after the invasion of Iraq.
The US-led international coalition invaded Iraq in 2003. President Saddam Hussein has been overthrown and executed under the pretext of fighting international terrorism and searching for weapons of mass destruction.
The former Iraqi leader managed to hide from the Americans for about six months, but was captured in December 2003 near his hometown of Tikrit. The first meeting of the special tribunal took place in July 2004. The court found Hussein guilty and hanged him on November 5, 2006.