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Legal news from Sunday, January 17, 2010
by Amelia Mathias

Former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz has suffered a severe stroke while in detention, his son Ziad Aziz said Sunday. Aziz, who also suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure, was taken to an American hospital for treatment and is now said to be in stable condition, though he is paralyzed and unable …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A Spanish lawmaker Saturday expressed anger over the use of his image as a basis for an FBI mock-up [Rewardsforjustice.net reward poster] of Osama bin Laden, saying he would like a formal explanation and may file a lawsuit. The FBI admitted to using an image of Spanish MP Gaspar Llamazares, …

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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 …

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