A lawyer who was defending an associate of Saddam Hussein has been found dead, a day after he was kidnapped.
"He was killed. It is confirmed," Diaa al-Saadi, an official of the Iraqi lawyers' union said he had been told.
The lawyer, Sadoun Nasouaf al-Janavi, was taken from his office in eastern Baghdad on Thursday evening.
He was acting for one of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants, Awad Hamed al-Bandar. One report said seven other people were seized at the same time.
The trial opened on Wednesday and was adjourned until 28 November.