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Legal News
20 Jul 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] Tuesday rejected an appeal [judgment, PDF; press release] by a Dutch businessman convicted of selling chemicals used by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] to create chemical weapons. Frans Van Anraat [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was convicted … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jan 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth

[JURIST] A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb outside of the Forsenics Lab of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior's Criminal Investigation Department on Tuesday, killing 21 people and injuring at least 80 others. The building collapsed [Al Jazeera report] shortly after the attack, which comes one day after a wave … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jan 2010
by Patrice Collins

[JURIST] Iraqi officials on Monday executed [press release, in Arabic] Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known as "Chemical Ali," for ordering the Kurdish village of Halabja gassed in 1988. Government spokesperson Ali al-Dabbagh stated that al-Majid had committed crimes of mass murder and premeditated bodily harm … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jan 2010
by Amelia Mathias

[JURIST] The Supreme Iraq Criminal Tribunal [governing statute, PDF] sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to death by hanging on Sunday, finding him guilty of having ordered the Kurdish village of Halabja gassed in 1988. The gassing of Halabja [BBC report], which killed 5,000 Kurds, was part … [read more]


Legal News
3 Aug 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] An Iraqi court on Sunday convicted Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and former foreign minister and deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of forcing the Kurdish population to be displaced from the northeast of Iraq during the late 1980s. The Supreme Iraqi … [read more]


Legal News
18 Mar 2009
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] The Iraqi Cabinet [official website, in Arabic] urged the Presidency Council [official website, in Arabic] Tuesday to ratify death sentences against three former Saddam Hussein officials. The sentences have been delayed because two of the members, President Jalal Talabani and Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi, have opposed the sentences [AP report] … [read more]


Legal News
11 Mar 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] The Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal [governing statute, PDF] sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] Wednesday to 15 years in prison, respectively, for their parts in the 1992 murders of 42 merchants accused of … [read more]


Legal News
3 Mar 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] The Supreme Iraq Criminal Tribunal [governing statute, PDF] convicted Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] Monday of murder and sentenced him to a third death sentence, while acquitting former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Al-Majid, better known in the Western Media … [read more]


Legal News
29 Dec 2008
by Benjamin Klein

[JURIST] The Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal [governing statute, PDF] on Sunday commenced a new trial of two Saddam-era officials, including senior figures of Hussein's government, for their alleged involvement in the execution of thousands of political opponents during Hussein’s rule. The defendants include Hussein’s cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; … [read more]


Legal News
22 Dec 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] An Iraqi court on Sunday began a new trial for Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali," and three other Saddam Hussein-era officials accused in a 1998 gas attack that killed 5,000 Kurds. The relatives of the plaintiffs were … [read more]


Legal News
2 Dec 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] The Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal [governing statute, PDF] on Tuesday sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali," to death for his involvement in the repression of Shiites in southern Iraq during the regime of former Iraqi dictator Saddam … [read more]


Legal News
24 Nov 2008
by Safiya Boucaud

[JURIST] An Iraqi court on Sunday began a new trial for 16 former Saddam Hussein-era officials, including Hussein cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile, JURIST news archive] - better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali" - and former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jun 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST]Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali", denied involvement in the killing of Shi'ite civilians at a demonstration during the reign of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Al-Majid is charged with crimes against humanity for his alleged role in the … [read more]


Legal News
20 May 2008
by Patrick Porter

[JURIST] The trial of former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and seven co-defendants resumed Tuesday, three weeks after a brief opening session and subsequent adjournment [JURIST report] at the Iraqi High Tribunal [official website] in Baghdad. Some members of the defense's legal team were … [read more]


Legal News
29 Apr 2008
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] The trial of former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and seven co-defendants began at the Iraqi High Tribunal [official website] in Baghdad on Tuesday. Aziz, deputy prime minister under Saddam Hussein's regime, and his co-defendants are charged in connection with the 1992 execution … [read more]


Legal News
23 Apr 2008
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali," has been released from the hospital and returned to a US detention facility in Baghdad, US military officials said Tuesday. Al-Majid was hospitalized [JURIST report] earlier this week after launching a hunger … [read more]


Legal News
21 Apr 2008
by Alexis Unkovic

[JURIST] Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali," was admitted to a US medical facility in Iraq on Sunday, the US military said Monday. Al-Majid had reportedly been on a hunger strike since Friday, but is now in stable condition … [read more]


Legal News
5 Mar 2008
by Patrick Porter

[JURIST] The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will refuse to execute Ali Hassan al-Mahid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali," over the Iraqi Presidency Council's decision not to approve the death sentences of al-Mahid's two co-defendants, an Iraqi government spokesperson … [read more]


Legal News
2 Mar 2008
by Benjamin Klein

[JURIST] A spokesperson for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has criticized the Iraqi Presidency Council for refusing to approve the executions of two defendants sentenced to death last year by the Iraqi High Tribunal [official website] for their roles in the slaughter of tens of thousands of Kurds during the … [read more]


Legal News
29 Feb 2008
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Iraq's Presidency Council on Friday approved the execution of Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known in the western media as "Chemical Ali," after months of deliberations over the fate of al-Majid and two other men condemned to death by an Iraqi tribunal last year. The … [read more]

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