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UN rights office denounces Iraq executions
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday spoke against the execution of an Iraqi man and his two wives in the Kurdistan region. Human rights officials feared that the hanging could mark a move b (More)
Tunisia lawmakers vote on timetable for constitution, elections
Tunisian lawmakers voted on Friday to establish a deadline for elections and an initial draft constitution. The draft constitution must be completed by the end of April and elections must be held by December. A spokesman for Mustafa Ben Jaafar, spea (More)
Saddam prosecutor says he was demoted for calling Iraqi tribunal corrupt
Jaafar al-Moussawi, the chief prosecutor in the trial of Saddam Hussein says he has been demoted and transferred from Baghdad to the northern city of Sulaimaniya after speaking out against the Iraqi High Tribunal [official website, JURIST news arch (More)
Iraq parliament orders inquiry into delay in Kirkuk status referendum
The Iraqi parliament Saturday ordered an investigation into the delay of a referendum on the future of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk after Kurdish leaders accused the Arab-dominated Iraqi central government of blocking the vote, which could result in t (More)
Getting Away With Murder: Delay Chemical Ali's Execution
JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that the execution of "Chemical Ali" for the Anfal genocide against the Iraqi Kurds should be postponed so that his role in subsequent cases exploring other (More)
'Chemical Ali' to face new genocide charges
Iraqi prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi announced additional charges Monday against Saddam Hussein's cousin and former Iraqi defense minister Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] for the violent response to the predominately Shi (More)
Turkey seeks delay in Iraqi referendum on Kirkuk status
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan [official profile; BBC profile] asked Iraq's leadership to postpone a decision on future control of the city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, citing concerns for the growth of a Kurdish insurgency in Turkey. The (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)
Iraq PM confident of Saddam execution by year-end
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told the BBC Wednesday that he expects Saddam Hussein to be executed before the end of the year , pending the conclusion of the appeal process. Al-Maliki seemed undeterred by the predictions of chief prosecuto (More)
Saddam prosecutor says appeals court likely to rule mid-January
Jaafar Moussawai , chief prosecutor in the trial of Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity in Dujail, said Monday that an appeals panel would likely rule on his verdict and sentence in mid-January 2007, setting the stage for his possible execut (More)
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