June 7, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Iraqi government has executed Abid Hamid Mahmud, a former bodyguard and secretary of Saddam Hussein, an official from the Iraqi Justice Ministry said Thursday. Mahmud was sentenced to death by hanging in 2010 alongside former Iraqi foreign minister and deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz and one ...[read more]
November 17, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 17, 2010, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani refused to sign an execution order for Tariq Aziz, the foreign minister and deputy prime minister for the government of Saddam Hussein. The Iraqi High Criminal Court had sentenced the ex-minister to death in October 2010. Talabani cited his ...[read more]
November 29, 2010
by LaToya Sawyer
An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced former foreign minister Tariq Aziz to 10 years in prison for his involvement with the displacement and killing of minority Shiite Kurds during Saddam Hussein's rule in the 1980s. Aziz received a lesser sentence compared to other co-conspirators whom the Iraqi ...[read more]
November 23, 2010
by John Paul Putney
A lawyer for former Iraqi foreign minister and deputy prime minister under Saddam Hussein, Tariq Aziz filed a petition Tuesday asking Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to pardon the former leader. Aziz was sentenced to death by hanging last month by the Iraqi High Criminal Court following a ...[read more]
November 23, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 23, 2008, the trial of 16 former Saddam Hussein-era officials began in Iraq. The defendants included Ali Hassan al-Majid- better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali"- and former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz. The accused were charged in connection with the killings of ...[read more]
November 17, 2010
by Ashley Hileman
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said in an interview Wednesday that he will not sign the execution order for former foreign minister Tariq Aziz. Aziz, who served in the government of Saddam Hussein as both the foreign minister and deputy prime minister, was sentenced to death last month by the ...[read more]
October 26, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
Former Iraqi foreign minister and deputy prime minister under Saddam Hussein, Tariq Aziz, was sentenced to death Tuesday by the Iraqi High Criminal Court. The court sentenced Aziz to death by hanging on charges related to the former regime's effort to eliminate Shiite Muslim resistance efforts af... ...[read more]
July 19, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
Former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz and 15 other high ranking former officials in the government of Saddam Hussein appeared in court over the weekend and were charged with crimes committed during Hussein's regime. According to his lawyer, Aziz will now stand trial on charges of squandering ...[read more]
July 14, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
Iraq's justice minister announced Wednesday that 26 former officials in the government of Saddam Hussein have been transferred from US to Iraqi custody as US troops prepare to withdraw from the country next month. The prisoners, transferred from Camp Cropper to Kadhimiya prison in Baghdad, include ...[read more]
January 17, 2010
by Amelia Mathias
Former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz has suffered a severe stroke while in detention, his son Ziad Aziz said Sunday. Aziz, who also suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure, was taken to an American hospital for treatment and is now said to be in stable condition, though he is paralyzed ...[read more]

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