facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Death sentence for three Saddam aides

Nov. 29, 2010 at 1:33 PM   |   Comments

BAGHDAD, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Three aides to Saddam Hussein were sentenced to death by an Iraqi court for the repression of Kurds during the 1980s' Iraq-Iran war, officials said.

"The High Criminal Court issued death sentences against Saadoun Shaker, Mizban Khuder Hadi and Aziz Salih al-Noaman by hanging after finding them guilty on charges of genocide against the Faili Kurds," a court official told Xinhua news agency

During the eight-year war between Iraq and Iran, Faili Kurds were either exiled to Iran or executed by Saddam's security forces for not being loyal to the Iraqi regime.

Shaker was Iraq's interior minister during the 1980s, while the other two were top officials in Saddam's Baath party during the same period.

Two of Saddam's brothers were found not guilty in the case, the court official said.

Other co-defendants in the case, including former Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, were given prison sentences of 10 to 20 years.

An Iraqi court had already sentenced Aziz to death Oct. 26 for his role in eliminating religious parties during Saddam's regime.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS
2
John Wayne Gacy room at Rob Zombie's haunted house angers victims John Wayne Gacy room at Rob Zombie's haunted house angers victims
3
Bill O'Reilly lashes out at Colbert for mocking his IS strategy Bill O'Reilly lashes out at Colbert for mocking his IS strategy
4
Russia allegedly deploys paratroopers to eastern Ukraine Russia allegedly deploys paratroopers to eastern Ukraine
5
Loose mountain lion spotted in Brentwood Loose mountain lion spotted in Brentwood
Trending News
x
Feedback