Another Terrorist To Hang in Iraq

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    red states rule Senior Member

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    I wonder if the NY times and Hollywood celebs will protest the sentence as to harsh and blame Pres Bush for fixing the outcome of the trial

    Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' sentenced to hang

    By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer
    © 2007 The Associated Press

    BAGHDAD — An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced Saddam Hussein's cousin known as "Chemical Ali" and two other former regime officials to death by hanging for their roles in a 1980s scorched-earth campaign that led to the deaths of 180,000 Kurds.

    Ali Hassan al-Majid, Saddam's cousin and the former head of the Baath Party's Northern Bureau Command, trembled and stood silently as the judge read the verdict.

    The judge, Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, said al-Majid was convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for ordering army and security services to use chemical weapons in a large-scale offensive that killed or maimed thousands.

    As he was led out of the court, al-Majid said, "Thanks be to God."

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