Iraqi Special Tribunal questions 'Chemical Ali'

[JURIST] A video released Monday obtained by AP shows the Iraqi Special Tribunal [JURIST news archive] questioning former officials of Saddam Hussein's regime, including Ali Hassan al-Majid [Wikipedia profile], known as "Chemical Ali" for his alleged role in gassing the Kurdish village of Halabja, about the killing of Shiites, Kurds, and followers of rival political parties. Others interviewed in the video include former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan [Wikipedia profile], in charge of implementing the UN oil-for-food program in Iraq and weapons inspectors, and Saddam's half brothers Barzan Ibrahim al-Hassan [Trial Watch profile], former head of the intelligence department and Watban Ibrahim al-Hassan [Trial Watch profile], former ambassador to Egypt Samir Abdul-Aziz al-Najim. The tape shows the men stating their names and describing their duties during the rule of the Baath Party [Wikipedia profile] from 1963 to 2003. AP has more.



 

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