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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
30 Jun 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] The Dutch Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday upheld [judgment, in Dutch] the 2005 war crimes conviction [JURIST report] of 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] … [read more]


Legal News
2 Apr 2007
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] Dutch prosecutors Monday sought to introduce documents from the ongoing genocide trial [JURIST news archive; BBC trial timeline] of Saddam-era Iraqi officials for the gassing deaths of Kurds in the so-called "Anfal" campaign [HRW backgrounder] to oppose an appeal [JURIST report] by a Dutch businessman convicted of selling chemicals … [read more]


Legal News
24 Oct 2006
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] A Dutch court took steps Monday to obtain testimony from Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] in an appeal [JURIST report] by a Dutch businessman convicted of selling chemicals that were used in poison gas attacks in Iraq. Frans Van Anraat [BBC profile] was convicted last year of selling raw … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jan 2006
by Katerina Ossenova

[JURIST] The Public Prosecutor's office in the Netherlands filed an appeal on Friday against the acquittal of Dutch businessman Frans Van Anraat [BBC profile] on charges of complicity in genocide by Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive]. In December, the court sentenced Van Anraat to the maximum term of 15 years … [read more]


Legal News
23 Dec 2005
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] A Dutch court Friday sentenced a Dutch businessman to the maximum term of 15 years in prison for complicity in war crimes for selling chemicals used to produce mustard gas to Saddam Hussein's government. Frans van Anraat [BBC profile], who went on trial [JURIST report] in The Hague a … [read more]


Legal News
21 Nov 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith

[JURIST] Frans van Anraat [BBC profile], a Dutch businessman accused of supplying chemical agents to Iraq with the knowledge that Saddam Hussein would use them for poison gas attacks, went on trial Monday in the Netherlands on charges of complicity in war crimes and genocide [JURIST report]. Van Anraat is … [read more]


Legal News
18 Mar 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Businessman Frans van Anraat has been formally charged by Dutch prosecutors with complicity in genocide for selling chemicals to Iraq that were used to produce poison gas by Saddam Hussein's government against Kurds. Prosecutors said that van Anraat, the first Dutch national to face prosecution for genocide, "was conscious … [read more]


Legal News
7 Dec 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Dutch authorities announced Monday that they have arrested a man on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list (see this listing from 2000) for supplying lethal chemicals to Saddam Hussein's Iraq in the 1980s. Frans van Anraat, now 62, is said to have supplied Iraq with the main ingredient of mustard … [read more]

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