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Iraq judicial panel rejects dismissal of top judge
An Iraqi judicial panel has rejected the Justice and Accountability Committee's recent decision to remove chief judge Medhat al-Mahmoud from office. The Committee decided remove al-Mahmoud last over alleged ties to Saddam Hussein's Baath party [BBC (More)
Iraq chief judge removed from office over ties to Saddam Hussein
Iraq's Justice and Accountability Committee announced Thursday that the country's chief judge Medhat al-Mahmoud has been been removed from his office over ties to Saddam Hussein's Baath party [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The committee, w (More)
Former Saddam Hussein official released from prison
Former Interior Minister of Iraq Mahmoud Thiab al-Ahmed, who served under former dictator Saddam Hussein , was released from prison on Tuesday after serving an eight-year sentence for his part in draining the marshes in Southern Iraq. Saddam had acc (More)
Iraq executes former Saddam Hussein official
The Iraqi government has executed Abid Hamid Mahmud, a former bodyguard and secretary of Saddam Hussein , an official from the Iraqi Justice Ministry said Thursday. Mahmud was sentenced to death by hanging in 2010 alongside former Iraqi foreign min (More)
Iraq court sentences Saddam-era deputy PM Aziz to additional prison term
An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced former foreign minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to 10 years in prison for his involvement with the displacement and killing of minority Shiite Kurds during Saddam Hussein's rule in the 1980s. (More)
Lawyer for Saddam-era deputy PM Aziz seek death sentence pardon
A lawyer for former Iraqi foreign minister and deputy prime minister under Saddam Hussein , Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] filed a petition Tuesday asking Iraqi President Jalal Talabani [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to pardon t (More)
Iraq president refuses to approve execution of ex-foreign minister
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] said in an interview Wednesday that he will not sign the execution order for former foreign minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Aziz, who served in the government (More)
Iraq court sentences Saddam-era deputy PM Aziz to death
Former Iraqi foreign minister and deputy prime minister under Saddam Hussein , Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], was sentenced to death Tuesday by the Iraqi High Criminal Court [ICRC backgrounder, PDF; JURIST news archive]. The court se (More)
Saddam-era Iraqi foreign minister faces new charges
Former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and 15 other high ranking former officials in the government of Saddam Hussein appeared in court over the weekend and were charged with crimes committed during Hussein's re (More)
Last US-run detention facility transferred to Iraqi control
The US military on Thursday transferred control over Camp Cropper to Iraqi authorities as US troops prepare to withdraw from the country next month. Despite the transfer, the US will maintain advisers and inspectors in the detention facility to re (More)
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