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  • 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...
  • Hundreds of Chilldren Found in Mass Grave (Iraq)

    02/26/2010 5:52:58 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 84 replies · 3,475+ views ^ | 2/25/10 | Mihemed Eli Zalla
    Anfal genocide was a campaign against the Kurds in 1980s. It was aimed at the elimination of the Kurds in Iraq, by destroying and burning Kurdish villages down. Killing and burying alive the people of these villages. It costed over 200,000 lives of innocent Kurds. A group of experts from ministry of Anfaled and Martyrs are to excavate these graves soon. The graves hold remnants of 272 children and the oldest one among them is a 16 year old girl. A pregnant woman is also among them, added Amin.
  • 'Chemical Ali' sentenced

    12/07/2008 2:47:00 PM PST · by Masti · 17 replies · 695+ views
    iht ^ | Dec 2, 2008
    'Chemical Ali' sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid, a cousin of Saddam's who is known as Chemical Ali, was sentenced to death for a second time Tuesday for his part in crushing a Shiite uprising in 1991. Mohammed Oraibi al-Khalifa, a judge for the Iraqi High Tribunal, sentenced Majid and other senior figures from Saddam's government. Among them were Abdelghani Abdul Ghafor al-Ani, who headed Saddam's Baath Party in southern Iraq at the time of the uprising and who also received a death sentence Tuesday. The former defense minister, Sultan Hashim Ahmad al-Tai, received a 15-year prison sentence. Majid already faces a...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Iraqi Kurds await Chemical Ali verdict (to be announced Sunday, June 24th)

    06/23/2007 10:14:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 415+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/23/07 | Omar Sinan - ap
    SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq - Kurds bought sheep to slaughter in celebration and stockpiled generator fuel to keep televisions working for Sunday's verdict against Saddam Hussein's cousin, known as Chemical Ali, and others accused in a 1980s crackdown against them. Many in northern Iraq said they anticipate the harshest penalty possible against Ali Hassan al-Majid, Saddam's cousin and the former head of the Baath Party's Northern Bureau Command, who is accused of responsibility for using chemical weapons against Kurds in the late 1980s scorched-earth campaign to crush a rebellion in the north. The case — called Anfal after the codename for the...
  • Iraq genocide verdict against 'Chemical Ali' due Sunday

    06/23/2007 1:16:04 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 454+ views
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD (AFP) - The Iraqi High Tribunal is set to give its verdict on Sunday on six former aides of Saddam Hussein accused of slaughtering 182,000 Kurdish villagers during a 1988 military campaign in northern Iraq. Ahead of the judgement, the defence team appealed to United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon to stop the trial which it said was marred by "errors." The most prominent defendant is Ali Hassan al-Majid, a cousin of Saddam who is widely known as "Chemical Ali" for allegedly ordering the killing of tens of thousands of Kurdish villagers with chemical gas strikes. He faces...
  • Saddam Hussein’s Voice Speaks in Court in Praise of Atrocities

    01/08/2007 10:55:53 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 724+ views
    The New York Times (excerpt) ^ | January 9, 2007 | John F. Burns
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD, Jan. 8 — The courtroom he dominated for 15 months seemed much smaller on Monday without him there to mock the judges and assert his menacing place in history. But the thick, high-register voice of Saddam Hussein was unmistakable. In audio recordings made years ago and played 10 days after his hanging, Mr. Hussein was heard justifying the use of chemical weapons against the Iraqi Kurds in the late 1980s, predicting they would kill “thousands” and saying he alone among Iraq’s leaders had the authority to order chemical attacks. In the history of prosecutions against some of...
  • Islamic Genocide, past & present

    01/01/2007 3:57:43 AM PST · by Posting · 1,227+ views
    Islamic Genocide, past & present The world was shocked at the Islamic Hitler: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calling for certain nations to be "wiped off" (2005), however, we should remember the connection to past & present, genocide as an intergral part of radical Islam The Islamic Genocide plan! Genocide As non-Muslims they were also obligated to pay discriminatory taxes and denied ... Talaat, the principal architect of the Armenian genocide, was killed in ... genocide of hindus in India (a must read) - Islamophobia? Let’s Talk About Armenian Genocide The Brussels Journal, However, the acknowledgment of the Armenian genocide has...
  • The execution of Saddam Hussein without judgment on the Anfal Genocide (Arab racism on Kurds)

    12/31/2006 11:01:15 AM PST · by PRePublic · 27 replies · 817+ views
    Kurds Media ^ | December 30, 2006 The execution of Saddam Hussein without judgment on the Anfal Genocide Saturday, December 30, 2006 CHAK The Center of Halabja against Anfalization and Genocide of the Kurds (C.H.A.K.) regards the execution of the former dictator Saddam Hussein, without the findings of the other cases, as an absolute devaluation of the interests of the Kurdish victims. Saddam Hussein should have face justice for the crimes he committed against the Kurds, and should be sentenced for these crimes. Saddam was executed without face justice for the cleansing of the Fayili Kurds in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the Arabization of Kurd-Arab border...
  • Saddam Hussein's genocide trial resumes (most serious evidence to date implicates Saddam directly)

    12/18/2006 7:15:38 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 467+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/18/06 | Sameer N. Yacoub and Jamal Halaby - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The chief prosecutor in Saddam Hussein's trial for genocide against the Kurds on Monday implicated the deposed Iraqi leader directly in chemical attacks against his Kurdish population — the most serious evidence against him to date. Munqith al-Faroon showed the Iraqi court trying Saddam and six other former regime members about 25 documents, including some presidency letters instructing the army to use "special ammunition" — identified as "mustard gas" — to quell a Kurdish rebellion in 1987. One 1987 letter, signed by Iraq's military intelligence, asked Saddam's presidential office for permission to strike Kurdish rebels with the...
  • Iraq - Saddam witness describes attack

    10/30/2006 10:14:14 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 509+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 30, 2006
    The court trying Saddam Hussein for genocide has heard testimony from Kurdish witnesses describing alleged chemical attacks on their villages. Villagers spoke of their memories of Operation Anfal, a crackdown against Iraqi Kurds in the late 1980s. They described a smell "like rotten apples" minutes after the bombings, comparing them to "Doomsday". Testimony came after the ousted Iraqi president's defence stormed out, saying the trial could not be fair. Chief defence lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi walked out of court after requests made in an apparent end to the boycott of the genocide trial were turned down. After a heated exchange,...
  • Iraq - Judge throws Saddam out of court

    09/25/2006 1:57:25 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 43 replies · 13,779+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | September 25, 2006
    BAGHDAD, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein was expelled from the courtroom for the second hearing in a row on Monday after the new chief judge dismissed his request to be allowed out of the metal pen where defendants must sit. "I have a request here that I don't want to be in this cage any more," he said, waving a yellow paper. "Get him out," the judge ordered court guards.
  • Iraq - Saddam genocide trial prosecutor demands resignation of judge

    09/13/2006 12:33:22 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 404+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | September 13, 2006
    Begun again lawsuit of Saddam, the prosecutor claims the resignation of the judge BAGHDAD - the lawsuit of deposed president Saddam Hussein, judged for genocide against the Kurds, took again Wednesday in front of the high Iraqi penal court in Baghdad, where the Attorney General asked for the resignation of the marked judge of laxism with regard to the Iraqi ex-dictator. Saddam Hussein and its six co-defendants were present in the room of the court, including Ali Hassan Al-Majid, called Ali the chemical one for his role in the chemical bombardments of civil zones. During five last audiences of...
  • Saddam genocide trial resumes

    09/11/2006 1:57:09 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 259+ views
    The trial of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on charges of genocide against the Kurdish people during the so-called Anfal campaign in the late 1980s resumed today after a three-week recess. Saddam appeared in his trademark dark business suit and all six of his co-defendants were present, including Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali" for his alleged role in the gas attacks against the Kurds. ~ snip ~
  • '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 second in charge dead

    11/11/2005 6:19:14 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 35 replies · 1,270+ views ^ | 12th November 2005
    IZZAT Ibrahim al-Duri, one of Saddam Hussein's top deputies and a man who eluded US capture despite a hefty bounty on his head, reportedly died quietly overnight at the age of 63. The notice of his death came not from the US military, but from a statement signed by the dissolved Baath Party command. "The leader of the resistance died on Friday November 11 at 2:20 am," according to the statement signed by the Baath command. There was no immediate confirmation of his death. Duri was one of Saddam's most feared right-hand men and was said to be suffering from...
  • Desert Reveals Saddam Savagery

    05/02/2005 7:11:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 756+ views
    The Australian ^ | May 02, 2005
    WITH paintbrushes, forensic specialists are carefully brushing away dirt from a human skull covered with sandy soil, one of 1500 believed to be buried in seven mass graves uncovered in this desolate stretch of the Iraqi desert, now patrolled by Australian troops. In a nearby trench dug by US investigators, a mass of black tangled hair gives a second skull an almost life-like appearance. A third skull appears to be screaming, mouth wide open. Skulls and bones, clothing and other belongings found in shallow graves offer valuable clues to investigators gathering evidence against Saddam Hussein and others from the former...
  • Horror Unearthed From Iraqi Mass Grave

    10/12/2004 7:53:37 PM PDT · by focusandclarity · 32 replies · 1,013+ views
    Aljazeera.Net ^ | October 13, 2004 | Aljazeera.Net
    Horror Unearthed From Iraqi Mass Grave Wednesday 13 October 2004, 1:47 Makka Time, 22:47 GMT Investigators have found 40 mass graves in Iraq Investigators probing mass graves in Iraq have conducted their first scientific exhumation of bodies. Hoping to unearth crucial evidence that could help in convicting deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, investigators said nine trenches in a dry riverbed at the Hatra site in northern Iraq contained at least 300 bodies, and possibly thousands. Those buried included children still clutching toys. "It is my personal opinion that this is a killing field," said Greg Kehoe, a US lawyer appointed...