Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Good News and Just Desserts...

Iraq Confirms Death Sentence For 'Chemical Ali'
By Salam Faraj

Iraq's top court said on Tuesday it has confirmed the death sentence on "Chemical Ali" and two other cohorts of Saddam Hussein convicted of genocide and they will be hanged within 30 days.

"The Iraqi Supreme Court has confirmed the death sentence on Ali Hassan al-Majid, Sultan Hashim al-Tai and Hussein Rashid al-Tikriti," court chief Judge Aref Shaheen told a press conference.

Asked when the three would be executed, Shaheen replied: "According to Iraqi law, sentence must be carried out withing 30 days, no more."

Majid, widely known as "Chemical Ali" for using poison gas against ethnic Kurds, was the executed Iraqi dictator's most notorious hatchet man, Tai was his defence minister and Tikriti was armed forces deputy chief of operations.

The three were sentenced to death on June 24 after being found responsible for the slaughter of thousands of Kurds in the so-called Anfal campaign of 1988.

An estimated 182,000 Kurds were killed and 4,000 villages wiped out in the brutal campaign of bombings, mass deportation and gas attacks.

"Thousands of people were killed, displaced and disappeared," Iraqi High Tribunal chief judge Mohammed al-Oreibi al-Khalifah said after he had passed sentence in June. "They were civilians with no weapons and nothing to do with war."



Thanks to our dear Prairieson for bringing us this one--it gets my week started off right, and suits me to no end!


Anonymous TELLER said...


2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sic semper tyrannis'' Thus ever to tyrants! Good, I hope he burns in Hell. Johnnymac.

6:51 PM  

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