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  • Tariq Aziz guilty of Iraq murders (15 years slammer)

    03/11/2009 6:50:43 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 37 replies · 2,864+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11 March 2009 | BBC
    Tariq Aziz guilty of Iraq murders Aziz surrendered to US troops in 2003 Tariq Aziz, for many years the public face of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime, has been jailed for 15 years for his role in the execution of 42 merchants. Aziz had denied any role in the summary trials of the men accused in 1992 of profiteering during economic sanctions. Two of Saddam Hussein's half-brothers were also found guilty and sentenced to death by a court in Baghdad. Another top official, Ali Hassan al-Majid - commonly known as Chemical Ali - was jailed for 15 years. Two other Iraqi...
  • Iraqi Court Sentences Chemical Ali To Death

    12/02/2008 7:23:24 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 12 replies · 436+ views
    All Headline News ^ | December 2, 2008 | AHN Staff
    Baghdad, Iraq (AHN) - A special Iraqi court has sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid to death, who is known in Iraq as "Chemical Ali" for his role in the poison gas attacks that killed thousands of Kurdish villagers in Iraq's northern uplands in the late 1980s. The court found al-Majid, a cousin of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, guilty for the deaths and suppression of a Shiite uprising in 1991. This was the second death sentence for al-Majid, the first was for the death of thousands of Kurdish villagers in northern Iraq. Al-Majid, who is in his early 60s and...
  • Iraqi Judge: Execution Set for Chemical Ali (Ali's Necktie Party May Take Place at Any Moment!)

    10/15/2007 8:24:12 PM PDT · by Luke Skyfreeper · 189 replies · 3,599+ views
    Fox ^ | Monday, October 15, 2007 | Fox News
    BAGHDAD — Ali Hassan Majeed, known as "Chemical Ali," is set to be executed on Tuesday for his role in the deaths of up to 180,000 Kurds, an Iraqi judge said Monday.Munir Hadad, a senior judge of the Supreme Criminal Court, said the execution could take place anytime after 5:00 a.m. local time.
  • Sorrowful Tale at Trial of Hussein Aides Linked to 1991 Crackdown

    08/24/2007 7:30:12 AM PDT · by RDTF · 12 replies · 464+ views
    Ny Times ^ | August 24, 2007 | STEPHEN FARRELL
    BAGHDAD, Aug. 23 — One of Saddam Hussein’s most senior henchmen ordered two brothers to be thrown to their deaths from a helicopter after concrete blocks were tied to their feet, the men’s mother told a court in Baghdad on Thursday. The testimony came on the third day of the trial of Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as Chemical Ali, on charges of crimes against humanity. The woman, Leila Khadem Nasser, 56, said that she learned the fate of her sons from her nephew, who had also been held by the government. The three men and Ms. Nasser’s brother were arrested...
  • Iraq - 'Chemical Ali' and two former Saddam officials sentenced to death by hanging

    06/24/2007 1:54:11 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 79 replies · 3,508+ views
    AFP via translation | June 24, 2007
    via translation - ALARM - Genocide Kurdish: death penalty by hanging for “Ali the chemical one” BAGHDAD - “Ali the Chemical one”, cousin of Saddam Hussein, was condemned Sunday to the death penalty by hanging by the High Iraqi penal court for the genocide having cost the life some 182.000 Kurds in 1988.
  • 'Chemical Ali' Found Dead in Basra

    04/07/2003 12:17:00 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 111 replies · 674+ views
    Monday, April 7, 2003
    <p>BASRA, Iraq (AP) - Ali Hassan al-Majid, dubbed ``Chemical Ali'' by opponents of the Iraqi regime for ordering a poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds, has been found dead, a British officer said Monday.</p> <p>Maj. Andrew Jackson of the 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment told The Associated Press that his superiors had confirmed the death of the man who is also President Saddam Hussein's first cousin.</p> <p>Jackson said the body was found along with that of his bodyguard and the head of Iraqi intelligence services in Basra.</p>
  • Saddam's Nephew Finds Sanctuary In Syria

    05/17/2003 5:28:46 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 430+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-18-2003 | Con Coughlin
    Saddam's nephew finds sanctuary in Syria By Con Coughlin in Baghdad (Filed: 18/05/2003) A leading member of Saddam Hussein's family has been discovered living in Damascus under the protection of the Syrian government after fleeing Iraq last week, The Telegraph can reveal. Fatiq al-Majid, one of Saddam's nephews, entered Syria last Monday after leaving Iraq at the al-Rabie'a checkpoint, which is under the control of American troops. Majid was given a Syrian visa and made his way to Damascus, where he is now living in exile. Majid confirmed his presence in Damascus when contacted by telephone by The Telegraph last...
  • Kuwait Draws Up Charges Against Saddam

    05/11/2005 3:49:33 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 5 replies · 395+ views
    Associated Press via Newsday ^ | May 11, 2005 | Diana Elias
    KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwaiti prosecutors have drawn up a list of charges against ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and hundreds of his officials for alleged war crimes committed during Iraq's occupation of the Gulf nation, the prosecutor general said Wednesday. The list will be delivered to the Iraqi court that will try Saddam and other former regime members and the new charges will be added to the existing allegations, prosecutor general Hamed al-Othman said, according to the state-owned Kuwait News Agency. Saddam, who was captured in December 2003, already faces charges in Iraq that include killing rival politicians during his...
  • 'Chemical Ali' could be on trial next week

    02/25/2005 11:05:44 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 5 replies · 494+ views
    UPI ^ | 2/25/05
    BASRA, Iraq, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- More than 50 bullet holes in the wall of the empty swimming pool at "Chemical Ali's" house here indicate just how violent the former Saddam Hussein operative could be.Border police who have taken over the house don't go out to the pool much, said Col. Ali Hussein Jabar, commander of about 30 men working there. Bad things happened there, Jabar said. The relatively modest two-story house is built on an artificial hill surrounded by concrete. It looks out over flat, desolate desert sands inhabited only by sheep herders and oil pipeline guards for as...
  • Who Was Ali Hassan Al-Majid ("Chemical Ali") ?

    04/12/2003 9:45:55 PM PDT · by DED · 3 replies · 282+ views
    Human Rights Watch ^ | April 7, 2003
    Al-Majid was widely known in Iraq as "Chemical Ali" for his repeated use of outlawed chemical warfare, as documented in the Human Rights Watch book on that campaign, Genocide In Iraq: The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds . He was later in charge of Iraq's brutal military occupation of Kuwait, and commanded Iraq's military forces in the south, where he was reportedly killed by U.S. and coalition forces. "Al-Majid was Saddam Hussein's hatchet man," said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. "He was involved in some of the worst crimes of the Iraqi government, including genocide and crimes...