August 20, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 20, 2008, the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) announced that Iraq had signed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Most nations in the world are CTBT signatories. In November 2007, Iraq had announced its intention to ...[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]
March 18, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
The Iraqi Cabinet urged the Presidency Council Tuesday to ratify death sentences against three former Saddam Hussein officials. The sentences have been delayed because two of the members, President Jalal Talabani and Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi, have opposed the sentences of Hashim al-Taie and ...[read more]
June 16, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Ali Hassan al-Majid, better known in the Western media as Chemical Ali, denied involvement in the killing of Shi'ite civilians at a demonstration during the reign of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Al-Majid is charged with crimes against humanity for his alleged role in the vi... ...[read more]
April 21, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
Ali Hassan al-Majid, better known in the Western media as Chemical Ali, was admitted to a US medical facility in Iraq on Sunday, the US military said Monday. Al-Majid had reportedly been on a hunger strike since Friday, but is now in stable condition after passing out Sunday. One of al... ...[read more]
March 5, 2008
by Patrick Porter
The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will refuse to execute Ali Hassan al-Mahid, better known in the Western media as Chemical Ali, over the Iraqi Presidency Council's decision not to approve the death sentences of al-Mahid's two co-defendants, an Iraqi governm... ...[read more]
March 2, 2008
by Benjamin Klein
A spokesperson for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has criticized the Iraqi Presidency Council for refusing to approve the executions of two defendants sentenced to death last year by the Iraqi High Tribunal for their roles in the slaughter of tens of thousands of Kurds during the Anfal ...[read more]
February 29, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
Iraq's Presidency Council on Friday approved the execution of Ali Hassan al-Majid, better known in the western media as Chemical Ali, after months of deliberations over the fate of al-Majid and two other men condemned to death by an Iraqi tribunal last year. The Presidency Council... ...[read more]
October 27, 2007
by Nick Fiske
Iraqi prosecutor Munqith al-Faroon defended the death sentence for convicted Saddam Hussein-era defense minister Sultan Hashim al-Tai Friday, saying that al-Tai personally oversaw the deaths of 180,000 people during brutal military campaigns against Iraq's Kurds in late 1980's and that his u... ...[read more]

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