“Chemical Ali”, executed today in Iraq.

As previously reported last week Saddam Hussein’s cousin Ali Hassan al-Majeed — also known as Chemical Ali — was was going to be executed. He was finally executed today according to Iraqi officials.

He was hanged after having been convicted on 13 counts of killings and genocide, Ali al-Dabagh said.

Al-Majeed had been sentenced to death in four separate trials, including one that focused on his involvement in a poison gas attack against Iraqi Kurds that killed about 5,000 people.

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Published in: on January 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Ali Hassan al-Majid a.k.a Chemical Ali sentenced to death

One of Saddam Hussein’s most loathed henchman, Ali Hassan al-Majid, otherwise known as Chemical Ali, will be hanged within days, a senior official said tonight.

Good.

The former spy chief and first cousin of Saddam was today sentenced to death for ordering the slaughter of more than 5,000 Kurds in the northern Iraqi town of Halabja with chemical weapons in 1988.

“We will receive Chemical Ali from the Americans in the next few days and he will be executed very soon afterwards,” said Ibrahim. Majid was sentenced by Iraq’s high criminal court. All remaining prosecutions he faces are now expected to be set aside

Published in: on January 18, 2010 at 9:44 am  Leave a Comment  
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