Saadoun Sughaiyer al-Janabi

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Saadoun antar nassif al-Janabi
سعدون عنتر نصيف الجنابي
Died20 October 2005
Known forChief defence lawyer for Awad Hamed al-Bandar

Saadoun Sughaiyer al-Janabi (died 20 October 2005) was an Iraqi defence attorney during the Saddam Hussein Trials, and was one of two lawyers representing Awad Hamed al-Bandar. He was the head of defense team in the trial.

Ten masked gunmen wearing Iraqi Police uniforms abducted al-Janabi, who was reportedly cooperative, from the office in his Baghdad home on October 20, 2005, one day after the trial began, his body was recovered outside an Ur mosque the following day with two gunshots to the head. Dheyaa al-Saadi, a lawyer who the following year led the Iraqi Bar Association, criticised the assassination, stating "This will have grave repercussions; this will hinder lawyers from defending those held for political reasons."[1]

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  1. ^ Wagner, Thomas (2005-10-21). "Saddam trial defence lawyer shot dead". The Independent. Retrieved 2008-12-18.