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The judiciary officials discussed ways to bring charges against Saddam Hussein’s government. Tehran University’s Davood Hermidas-Bavand tells Radio Farda that in addition to war crimes and crimes humanity, Saddam could be prosecuted for his crimes against peace. June 10, 2004 - In a meeting held today at the office of general prosecutor Ayatollah Abdollah Namazi, deputy judiciary chief for international affairs Mohammad-Javad Larijani, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Elham and members of the Majles judicial committee discussed means and ways of bringing charges against Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi government in the special court which will be convened in Iraq to try the toppled dictator.
Namazi said the murder of Iranian POWs, chemical attacks on Iranian soldiers, destruction of homes, farms and factories and expulsion of Iranian nationals from Iraq are among the crimes for which Iran could sue Iraq for damages. He said Saddam’s crimes can be divided in two categories: crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Iran has legitimate claims against Iraq stemming from such crimes as systematic destruction of half-a-million Palm trees, as well as violation of all international and bilateral agreements, Tehran University international relations professor Davoud Hermidas-Bavand tells Radio Farda's broadcaster Amir-Mosaddegh Katouzian. “In addition to crimes against humanity and war crimes, as Nuremberg defendants after WWII, Saddam Hussein’s government can be prosecuted for crimes against peace,” he says.