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Iraq judge who presided over Saddam Hussein’s trial dies of coronavirus

A retired Iraqi judge who presided over the trial of Iraq’s late dictator Saddam Hussein has died after battling Covid-19, the country’s top judicial body said on Friday.According to Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, 52, died in a hospital in Baghdad where he was being treated for complications from the coronavirus.Oreibi graduated from the Faculty of Law at Baghdad university in 1992 and was appointed a judge in 2000 by a presidential decree.He shot to fame…

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