January 15, 2008
by Caitlin Price
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Tuesday praised a bill passed Saturday by the Iraqi parliament that would allow most members of Saddam Hussein's now-defunct Baath Party to be reinstated to public life as a step forward for the stabilization of Iraq. Passage of the de-Baathific... ...[read more]
August 17, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Interpol issued a red notice Friday seeking the arrest of Raghad Saddam Hussein, daughter of the former Iraqi dictator, on charges of terrorism. Interpol circulated the notice to member countries, saying Iraq accuses Raghad of supporting insurgencies in Iraq.Last year, Iraq placed Raghad and her ...[read more]
February 8, 2007
by Robert DeVries
Former Baathist military operations officer Rashid Hussein Mohammed claimed during his genocide trial before the Iraqi High Tribunal Thursday that he was just defending his country against Iran during the Anfal campaign of the late 1980s, and called for US military commanders to be tried for their ...[read more]
November 26, 2006
by Caitlin Price
The chief prosecutor in Saddam Hussein's genocide trial said Sunday that audio tapes and documentation proving that Hussein personally ordered the 1988 gassing of Kurdish villagers will be submitted to the court hearing his case. Munqith al-Faroon told Reuters that he possesses tapes of ...[read more]
July 2, 2006
by Brett Murphy
Iraqi officials disclosed Sunday that Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter Raghad and first wife Sajida are named on its most-wanted list along with top Baathists and al Qaeda leaders. Iraqi authorities accuse the two of using secretly-looted money to fund Baathist insurgents. Raghad, now in ...[read more]
June 8, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
A military court in Syria has sentenced writer Mohammad Ghanem to six months in prison for insulting the Syrian president, discrediting the Syrian government and fomenting sectarian unrest, a human rights group said Wednesday. The charges stem from Ghanem's articles published on a we... ...[read more]
January 18, 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson
The new chief judge in the Saddam Hussein trial is a member of the banned Baath party and should be replaced, Ali Faisal, executive manager of Iraq's Debaathification Commission, said Wednesday. According to Faisal, the newly appointed Sayeed al-Hamashi, is the object of a debaathificat... ...[read more]
September 19, 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith
A Iraqi government committee Monday lodged an official request to strip former defense minister Hazem Shaalan of immunity so that he can face charges of corruption and working for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service. The request was made by the Supreme National Commission for de- ...[read more]
February 27, 2005
by David Shucosky
Iraqi security forces say they have arrested Saddam Hussein's half-brother, the first top-level Baathist to be caught in a year. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan was number 36 (6 of diamonds) on the list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis, and the US government had a $1 million bounty on his head. It was ...[read more]

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