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French companies in court for providing gas to 'Chemical Ali'

PARIS, June 11 (UPI) -- Iraqi Kurd survivors of a chemical attack in 1988 by Saddam Hussein are taking legal action against French companies that supplied poison gas, a lawyer said.

U.S. mourns occasion of Halabja massacre

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. government said it was ready to help ensure those behind the Halabja massacre in Iraq's Kurdish region in 1988 would face justice.

Kurds welcome British genocide statement

ERBIL, Iraq, March 8 (UPI) -- Britain established its reputation as an international leader by formally recognizing Saddam Hussein's regime committed genocide in Iraq, a Kurdish leader said.

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Iraq marks 23rd anniversary of Halabja

Iraq marks 23rd anniversary of Halabja

BAGHDAD, March 16 (UPI) -- Iraqi lawmakers on the 23rd anniversary of the gas massacres in Halabja said they would consider a resolution honoring the victims of the attack.

Kurds commemorate Halabja massacre

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- The Kurdish government of Iraq marked the 22nd anniversary of the 1988 massacres in Halabja as a time for reflection and optimism, officials said in Washington.

Bombs greet Chemical Ali's execution

BAGHDAD, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Bombs rocked the Iraqi capital Monday as Saddam Hussein's cousin and former leader Ali Hassan al-Majid, or Chemical Ali, was hanged for crimes against humanity.

'Chemical Ali' hanged for genocide

BAGHDAD, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as Chemical Ali, was hanged Monday for gas attacks against Iraqi Kurds, authorities in Baghdad said.

Chemical Ali could hang within weeks

BAGHDAD, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government is expected to seek the execution of "Chemical Ali" for gassing the Kurds in 1988 before Iraqis vote in March parliamentary elections.

KRG wants genocide charge for Chemical Ali

ERBIL, Iraq, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq rejected a sentence for Ali Hassan al-Majid, or Chemical Ali, saying he should be charged with genocide.

'Chemical Ali' sentenced in Kurd attack

BAGHDAD, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as Chemical Ali, was sentenced Sunday to hang for a 1988 gas attack against Kurds in Halabja, Iraqi officials said.

'Chemical Ali' gets third death sentence

BAGHDAD, March 2 (UPI) -- An Iraqi tribunal Monday sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali," to death for his role in the violent suppression of a 1999 Shiite uprising.

'Chemical Ali' gets second death sentence

BAGHDAD, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali," was sentenced to die Tuesday for quelling a Shiite uprising against Saddam Hussein, Iraqi officials said.
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Ali Hassan Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti ʿAlī Ḥasan ʿAbd al-Majīd al-Tikrītī, Arabic: علي حسن عبد المجيد التكريتي‎, (30 November 1941 – 25 January 2010) was a Ba'athist Iraqi Defense Minister, Interior Minister, military commander and chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. He was also the governor of annexed Kuwait during the Gulf War.

A first cousin of former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein, he became notorious in the 1980s and 1990s for his role in the Iraqi government's campaigns against internal opposition forces, namely the ethnic Kurdish rebels of the north, and the Shia religious dissidents of the south. Repressive measures included deportations and mass killings; al-Majid was dubbed "Chemical Ali" by Iraqi Kurds for his use of chemical weapons in attacks against them.

Al-Majid was captured following the 2003 invasion of Iraq and was charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. He was convicted in June 2007 and was sentenced to death for crimes of genocide against the Kurds committed in the al-Anfal campaign of the 1980s. His appeal of the death sentence was rejected on 4 September 2007, and he was sentenced to death for the fourth time on 17 January 2010 and was hanged eight days later, on 25 January 2010.

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