Skip to comments.Senior Aide to Hussein Sentenced to 15 Years
Posted on 03/12/2009 12:40:57 AM PDT by managusta
BAGHDAD Tariq Aziz, the senior aide to Saddam Hussein who gained international renown as the public face of Iraq during the Persian Gulf war in 1991, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday for crimes against humanity.
It is the second verdict to be issued in a case involving Mr. Aziz, 73. Earlier this month he was acquitted on charges of ordering a brutal crackdown against Shiite protesters after the assassination of a revered cleric. He still faces charges in a third trial involving a massacre of Kurds in 1983.
Two of Mr. Husseins half brothers, Watban Ibrahim al-Hassan and Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, were sentenced to death in the same case, the 1992 executions of 42 Baghdad merchants accused of speculating on the price of food while the country was under severe international sanctions after its invasion of neighboring Kuwait.
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Rahm Emanuel going to prison ?
Our Hussein or their Hussein?
What’s the difference ?
Jus Daym, headline got my hopes up, but there is time to come for such.
Ole Tariq Aziz was one of the “Christians” in Hussein’s government. Hussein knew that Christians were not going to revolt or try to assassinate him. He trusted them a lot more than the Muslims... LOL...
But, it just doesn’t pay to be on the losing side, even if you are a mouthpiece for a dictator...
In so far as I’m concerned, Tariq Aziz deserver nothing but pain and torture, Just before death.
But the fact of the matter is that he is “Detained”,
Look, I hate everything that the guy stands for, I reject how we treat this fool.
I say imprison his a$$ forever.
LOL! I was thinking the same thing.
LOL, good one!
still could happen if Fitzgerald stays on it.
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