February 29, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
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 ...[read more]
December 28, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On December 28, 2008, the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal commenced a new trial of senior officials of Saddam Hussein's government in connection with the execution of thousands of political prisoners during the dictator's rule. The officials, including Ali Hassan al-Majid, also known as "Chemical ...[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]
January 26, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb outside of the Forsenics Lab of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior's Criminal Investigation Department on Tuesday, killing 21 people and injuring at least 80 others. The building collapsed shortly after the attack, which comes one day after a wave of attacks aga... ...[read more]
January 25, 2010
by Patrice Collins
Iraqi officials on Monday executed Ali Hassan al-Majid, better known as Chemical Ali, for ordering the Kurdish village of Halabja gassed in 1988. Government spokesperson Ali al-Dabbagh stated that al-Majid had committed crimes of mass murder and premeditated bodily harm against the Iraq... ...[read more]
January 17, 2010
by Amelia Mathias
The Supreme Iraq Criminal Tribunal sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid to death by hanging on Sunday, finding him guilty of having ordered the Kurdish village of Halabja gassed in 1988. The gassing of Halabja, which killed 5,000 Kurds, was part of the wider Anfal campaign against Kurds in Iraq during ...[read more]
August 3, 2009
by Christian Ehret
An Iraqi court on Sunday convicted Ali Hassan al-Majid and former foreign minister and deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz of forcing the Kurdish population to be displaced from the northeast of Iraq during the late 1980s. The Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal sentenced al-Majid, better known in the ...[read more]
March 11, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
The Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid and former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz Wednesday to 15 years in prison, respectively, for their parts in the 1992 murders of 42 merchants accused of price-gouging during a period of UN-imposed sanctions. Aziz and al- ...[read more]
March 3, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
The Supreme Iraq Criminal Tribunal convicted Ali Hassan al-Majid Monday of murder and sentenced him to a third death sentence, while acquitting former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz. Al-Majid, better known in the Western Media as Chemical Ali, and a cousin of former Iraqi dictat... ...[read more]
December 29, 2008
by Benjamin Klein
The Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal on Sunday commenced a new trial of two Saddam-era officials, including senior figures of Hussein's government, for their alleged involvement in the execution of thousands of political opponents during Husseinís rule. The defendants include Husseinís... ...[read more]

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