Thursday, June 30, 2005

Suit-happy Saddam 

It never ceases to amaze me how the enemies of Western rights and freedoms are the first to run under their cover:
A leading London media lawyer is to advise on Saddam Hussein's prospects of success in a high court human rights claim over photographs of him in his underpants which appeared on the front page of the Sun.

David Price has been approached by Saddam's family about a possible claim against the paper in the high court over the publication last month of intrusive photographs of the former Iraqi dictator in jail, the Guardian has learned.

Mr Price declined to comment yesterday, but other lawyers said Saddam would have a good chance of winning a claim for misuse of private information, a new form of action which has developed as a result of the Human Rights Act. However, the damages are likely to be small.
Personally, I hope the damages will be "Payable On Death" only. Or in Israeli currency.


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