November 21, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 21, 2005, the trial of Frans van Anraat, a Dutch businessman accused of supplying chemical agents to Iraq with the knowledge that Saddam Hussein would use them for poison gas attacks, began in the Netherlands. He was charged with complicity in war crimes and genocide and is alleged to ...[read more]
June 30, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the 2005 war crimes conviction of a Dutch businessman convicted of selling chemicals used by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to create chemical weapons. Frans Van Anraat was convicted of selling 1,100 tons of thiodiglycol (TDG) to the Iraqi government ...[read more]
June 30, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
LJN: BG4822, Hoge Raad, 07/10742, Netherlands Supreme Court, June 30, 2009. Read the full text of the judgment here.Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2009/06/epa-grants-california-request-to.phphere. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has mor... ...[read more]
April 2, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
Dutch prosecutors Monday sought to introduce documents from the ongoing genocide trial of Saddam-era Iraqi officials for the gassing deaths of Kurds in the so-called Anfal campaign to oppose an appeal by a Dutch businessman convicted of selling chemicals used in the attacks. Frans Van An... ...[read more]
October 24, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
A Dutch court took steps Monday to obtain testimony from Saddam Hussein in an appeal by a Dutch businessman convicted of selling chemicals that were used in poison gas attacks in Iraq. Frans Van Anraat was convicted last year of selling raw materials to Iraq that ultimately were used in the 1988 ...[read more]
January 6, 2006
by Katerina Ossenova
The Public Prosecutor's office in the Netherlands filed an appeal on Friday against the acquittal of Dutch businessman Frans Van Anraat on charges of complicity in genocide by Saddam Hussein. In December, the court sentenced Van Anraat to the maximum term of 15 years in prison for complicity in... ...[read more]
December 23, 2005
by Kate Heneroty
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, who went on trial in The Hague a month ago, was himself acquitted of geno... ...[read more]
November 21, 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith
Frans van Anraat, 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. Van Anraat is alleged to have supplied ...[read more]
March 18, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
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... ...[read more]
December 7, 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts
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 mu... ...[read more]

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