Abdel Haq Alani Quotes

Abdel Haq Alani


“The defense team has not yet been finalized. It will be made public when the accused (Saddam) gives his approval to the new team.”

Abdel Haq Alani


“The whole trial, the bloodshed in Iraq, the killings, the violence and everything else wouldn't have happened, had the Americans not invaded Iraq. After invasion and occupation, the occupying power is responsible for protecting the lives of the people under occupation.”

Abdel Haq Alani


“The Iraqi government wants to speed up the trial but the United States knows they are not ready. The Americans may want to show that this is a fair and just trial, which could work to our advantage.”

Abdel Haq Alani


“If the trial is held on October 19, the Americans will have a difficult time convincing anyone that this is a fair and just trial when no proper procedure has been followed. It would be a show trial.”

Abdel Haq Alani


“It's one thing to topple a regime, but it's another thing to dismantle a state and not replace it with an apparatus to maintain order.”

Abdel Haq Alani


“The trial is totally meaningless. It's a political issue, not a legal issue. The procedures and the outcome were decided a long time ago. The people behind this want a lynching; they don't want justice.”

Abdel Haq Alani


“Until now we cannot get on the with task of disputing the illegality of the trial or any charge because no official document has been presented so far. It's our right to see the charges.”

Abdel Haq Alani


“This capable team will be entrusted with preparing the defense case when the trial begins and disputing its legality and procedures that deny the President justice.”

Abdel Haq Alani


“This move is to put the defense team on a proper legal foundation and when the family appoints lawyers it then knows who is whom.”

Abdel Haq Alani


“We have formed a legal defense team that includes prominent American, European, Asian and Arab lawyers who were chosen on the basis of competence and merit to put up a strong defense.”

Abdel Haq Alani


“There was never any proper legal team. It was a media hype more than anything else.”

Abdel Haq Alani


“The court isn't even halfway ready to try the case. It's simply political capital being used to follow the referendum on the constitution.”

Abdel Haq Alani


“We have not had any charge laid formally against the accused, nor have we had any evidence as to what the elements are of the charge. There has not been a single document served to the defense on the charges, not any shred of evidence, nothing.”

Abdel Haq Alani