- Aug 10, 2004
These guys are true heros in my book, dying for what is right. Regardless of wether or not the US should be there, Saddam was a horrible nightmare, and should be tried by his countrymen.BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen in Baghdad shot and killed a judge working for the Iraqi special tribunal set up to try Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) and his top lieutenants, Interior Ministry officials said Wednesday.
Amid a deteriorating security crisis, Judge Barawiz Mahmoud and his son, who worked as a lawyer, were shot dead as they left their home in northern Baghdad Tuesday.
Mahmoud's other son Maryon said he believed the attack was politically motivated because his father was seeking to bring to justice Saddam and former members of his Baath party.
"I was sleeping and I heard shooting. I came out and saw blood running from my father's neck. My father was shot twice and my brother 11 times," he said near the scene of the shootings. A female relative wailed inside the home.
"We knew this was coming because of my father's work. He and my brother died holding their heads up high. This gives me comfort."