이라크 바그다드에서 1980년말 쿠르드족들에 대한 군사 작전과 관련해 반인륜 범죄 혐의를 받고 있는 이라크의 전 지도자 사담후세인과 6명의 공동 피고인들에 대한 재판이 재개됐습니다.

이 재판은 2주동안의 휴정에 이어 27일 재개됐습니다.

피고측 변호인단은 지난 두달동안 재판을 거부해 왔으나 27일에 재개된 재판에는 피고측 변호인단 측에서 적어도 2명이 참가했습니다. 피고측 변호인단은 준비 기간과 다른 판결을 위해 더 많은 시간을 달라는  요구가 거부된데  항의하고 있습니다.

검찰측은 1987년과 88년 쿠르드족에 대한 분쇄 작전에서 대부분 민간인들인 18만명 정도가 살해됐다고 주장했습니다.

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A Baghdad court has resumed the trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and six co-defendants on charges of crimes against humanity in connection with a military campaign against ethnic Kurds in the late 1980s.

The proceedings resumed today (Monday) following a two-week break.

Saddam sat quietly as the chief judge called a prosecution witness to take the stand.

While defense lawyer's have been boycotting the trial for two months, at least two attorney's did attend today's court session. The defense is protesting the court's refusal to give them more preparation time as well as other rulings.

Saddam and his former commanders are accused of war crimes for their role in the military offensive against Iraqi Kurds, known as "Operation Anfal."

The prosecution says some 180-thousand people, mostly civilians, were killed in the 1987-88 crackdown.

If convicted, Saddam and the co-defendants could be condemned to death.