Skip to comments.'Chemical Ali,' 2 Other of Saddam's Henchmen to Hang for Massacre of Kurds
Posted on 06/24/2007 10:59:20 AM PDT by shield
BAGHDAD Saddam Hussein's cousin and two other former regime officials were convicted Sunday of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity and sentenced to hang for the brutal crackdown that killed up to 180,000 Kurdish civilians and guerrillas two decades ago.
Two other defendants were sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the 1987-1988 crackdown, known as "Operation Anfal." A sixth defendant was acquitted for lack of evidence. Death sentences are automatically appealed.
The most notorious defendant was Saddam's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali" for ordering the use of mustard gas and nerve agents against the Kurds, who had allegedly collaborated with the Iranians during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War.
Al-Majid, once among the most powerful and feared men in Iraq, stood trembling in silence as Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa read the verdict against him and imposed five death sentences.
"You had all the civil and military authority for northern Iraq," al-Khalifa said. "You gave the orders to the troops to kill Kurdish civilians and put them in severe conditions. You subjected them to wide and systematic attacks using chemical weapons and artillery. You led the killing of Iraqi villagers. You restricted them in their areas, burned their orchards, killed their animals. You committed genocide."
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That means there are two fewer democrats running for President.
Isn’t that the truth.
Sucks to be Chemical Ali these days.
I’ve got a beer cooling in the fridge for when I read that Chemical Ali is room temperature.
don’t worry chemical ali......amnesty international and the lib/dems in the US will protest and try to save you!!!
Guess they should take ice water with them.
You missed the last few lines of the article. One guy that was sentenced to life in prison appealed his case. The appeal got him a death sentence as the court thought the life sentence was too lenient. Now that's justice.
May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their ripped open, snapped necks.
That's one thing Iraq does vey well.
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are “deeply saddened”.
Only Texas outdoes Iraq for dealing out true justice swiftly. Go Texans.
For once, I believe it when Hillary's campaign says they they had nothing to do with the charges against this bunch.
I'll see if I can sneak in....with a cell phone camera.
Excellent news. Slow in coming - but good news nonetheless.
Please add me to the ping list, for that.
The football team? WOOOHOOO! :-)
Please with better quality than this time. Lol. BTW I wonder whether the executioners will yell "Barzani!" this time around...
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