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Iraqi High Tribunal opens trial of Saddam-era former deputy PM
The trial of former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and seven co-defendants began at the Iraqi High Tribunal in Baghdad on Tuesday. Aziz, deputy prime minister under Saddam Hussein's regime, and his co- (More)
Trial of Saddam-era former Iraq deputy PM to begin next week
The trial of former Saddam Hussein-era Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and six others will begin next week, an Iraqi judicial official said Wednesday. The seven former officials face charges related to the 1992 ex (More)
Al Majid trial a farce, Iraqi criminal justice system inadequate
Giovanni Di Stefano [lawyer for Ali Hassan Al Majid, dubbed "Chemical Ali", Studio Legale Internazionale, Rome]: "The case of Al Majid can be summarized by the following phrase that he uttered in my presence to the Iraqi High Tribunal (More)
Former Iraq deputy PM threatens hunger strike over lack of access to chosen lawyer
Former Saddam Hussein-era Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] is threatening to go on a hunger strike, his son Ziad Aziz told AFP Thursday. Ziad says that Aziz and 14 other detainees are threatening to initiate (More)
Former Iraq deputy PM admitted to US military hospital after fainting in custody
A lawyer for former Saddam Hussein-era deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] said Saturday that Aziz was taken to a US military hospital in Balad this week after he fainted several times in the US-run detention facility (More)
Top US officer at Camp Cropper charged with aiding enemy
The US military announced Thursday that the former commander of the 451st Military Police Detachment responsible for the detention facility at Camp Cropper near Baghdad has been charged with multiple offences under the Uniform Code of Military Just (More)
Former Iraq deputy PM denies genocide against Kurds in Anfal campaign
Former Saddam-era deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], brought before the Iraqi High Tribunal Monday to testify against six defendants accused of genocide in the Anfal trial [JURIST news archive; BBC trial timeline], (More)
US should investigate torture of former Iraqi leader
Giovanni Di Stefano : "If this is the manner in which my clients have been treated and indicative of how the US/UK security services conduct their interrogations then it is no wonder that there is so much opposition to the United States of Amer (More)
Condemned Saddam ex-VP claims torture in US custody
Former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan [Trial Watch profile; JURIST news archive], sentenced to death in connection with crimes against humanity committed in the town of Dujail in 1982, has alleged in a sworn statement that US forces in I (More)
Saddam officials charged for suppressing Shiite uprising after Gulf War
More than a hundred officials of Saddam Hussein's regime have been charged for their roles in quelling the Shiite uprising following the 1990-91 Gulf War that resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Shiites, according to Iraqi High Tribu (More)