January 6, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
Israel-based rights organization Shurat HaDin Law Center announced Monday that it has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing three Palestinian leaders of war crimes. The complaint brings accusations of terrorism, torture and civil rights violations against ...[read more]
March 2, 2012
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Andrea Prasow of Human Rights Watch says that one of the reasons Majid Khan was not tried in civilian court and was offered a plea deal by Guantanamo prosecutors was to prevent him from testifying on his mistreatment while in CIA custody... When Majid Khan entered ...[read more]
February 29, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
Majid Khan, a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who is linked with al Qaeda, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to five terror charges including conspiracy, attempted murder and murder. Per his plea bargain, Khan must testify against fellow "high value" prisoners who are alleged to have been involved in the 9/11 ...[read more]
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]
February 23, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
A Guantanamo Bay detainee reached a plea agreement with military prosecutors on Wednesday that included an agreement to testify against other detainees. Under the agreement, detainee Majid Khan, a 31-year-old former Baltimore-area resident, will be required to testify at the trials of other ...[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]
May 5, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A French appeals court on Monday refused a US extradition request for Iranian engineer Majid Kakavand, accused of illegally exporting electronic equipment to Iran for military use. Kakavand was detained in France in March 2009 after the US government issued a warrant for his arrest. Kakavand was ...[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 ...[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]

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