We have asked for an independent medical team to examine the president to examine the bruises inflicted on him which are still there on his body.
I have lodged a complaint with the court to investigate the crime against my client and torture against him during and after his arrest.
There is no chance of holding a just and honest trial in such an atmosphere and these verdicts appear to have been issued beforehand.
We hope the court will ... postpone tomorrow's hearing for the sake of preserving the lives of lawyers, witnesses and everyone concerned.
We have now checked and it seems almost certain that the president no longer plans a hunger strike at least tomorrow as we thought earlier ... though some of his colleagues may.
We have not been duly informed about any certain date for a trial.
The pressures and intimidation is now greater than ever... the new judge is preparing for a quick conviction under orders from those who run the U.S.-created court from behind the scenes.
We were notified by the Americans today that neither I nor the rest of the defense counsel can meet the President or our other clients.
We contest all the details of the report.
This will be a main condition to attendance at any future session.
The president was tortured severely by the American forces and I saw bruise marks on his body. They are visible. They are still torturing him psychologically.
We will hold on to the decision to boycott the trial and not to participate in any future sessions until our reasonable demands for a fair, honest and transparent trial that brings out the truth are met.
The president maintained his hunger strike for 11 days but was forced to end it for health reasons.
The president is in high spirits because he's convinced of his innocence and of the illegitimacy of the tribunal.
The defense team has not been informed about the decision and has not signed it. It is invalid.
We cannot attend any trial session unless the chief judge resigns because he holds a personal grudge against my client.
Every time the president wants to say something important they cut it ... this is blatant censorship and an attempt to prevent him from getting his voice across.
Preventing the visits is illegal and prevents the President from having a fair trial.
After what happenedthe defense team was confronted with only one choice the boycott of a court that has no legitimacy, (is) unconstitutional and has already taken a prior decision to convict the President.
This extremely short meeting was carried out with cameras and guards. This is a flagrant violation of the Geneva Convention on the rights of detainees.
They had 2 1/2 years to prepare this case. They are giving us just three weeks. What's the hurry? Saddam is not going anywhere.
There was no confession from the president, and the investigation of this case does not incriminate the president at all.
There was no confession by the president and all the investigations in this case do not implicate him at all.
They are moving to a speedy conviction ... they have already passed a sentence even before the trial has ended.
The judge asked president Saddam Hussein about his family's statement that his legal team had been fired and he confirmed it.
In view of the biased policies adopted by the court's chief judge to push for a quick conviction, we are demanding that the trial be moved outside Iraq to put an end to this farce.
I call on you (President Bush) to release Mr. President (Saddam) immediately to allow the Iraqis to decide his fate. Only then will you get out of your predicament in Iraq and truly become an advocate of justice.
The idea was being discussed, but we now have conclusive information the hunger strike is not on Monday.
You will become convinced of President Saddam's complete innocence. His popularity gains by the day and (he) is beloved by millions of Iraqis.
You will become convinced of President Saddam 's complete innocence. His popularity gains by the day and (he) is beloved by millions of Iraqis.