Tribunal Leader in Hussein's Case Is Target of Plot - New York Times
By JOHN F. BURNS
Published: November 28, 2005
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 27 - Less than 24 hours before Saddam Hussein's scheduled return to court on charges of crimes against humanity, the police in northern Iraq said Sunday that they had arrested 10 Sunni Arab men carrying orders from a fugitive associate of Mr. Hussein's to assassinate the court's best-known judge.
Iraqis in Najaf held photos of relatives they said had been killed by the government of Saddam Hussein.
Prosecutors have said they plan to bring their first witnesses against Mr. Hussein and other defendants when the court resumes in Baghdad on Monday after a six-week recess."