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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Iraq Presidency Council approved execution of 'Chemical Ali'
Katherine Bacher at 12:00 AM ET

On February 29, 2008, Iraq's Presidency Council upheld Ali Hassan al-Majid's sentence of death by hanging for participation in genocide and war crimes in 1988. The council had been debating what to do with al-Majid (also known as "Chemical Ali") for several months following his original sentence from the Iraqi High Tribunal in June 2007. The execution was delayed due to the Presidency Council's initial refusal to sign the order, even though the Iraqi Constitution [PDF] mandates the death penalty for crimes of genocide.


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