Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali," was sentenced to die Tuesday for quelling a Shiite uprising against Saddam Hussein, Iraqi officials said.
Iraq's Supreme Criminal Court has resumed the "southern Iraq uprising" case in which 15 of Saddam Hussein’s alleged henchmen are on trial.
Iraq's Supreme Criminal Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentences against Saddam Hussein's cousin and two other men in Baghdad.
Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, being tried on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide, was again barred from the courtroom Tuesday.
The chief investigative judge for the Iraqi tribunal said Saturday he held formal interviews with two of Saddam Hussein's former aides.
Iraq's last defense minister under Saddam Hussein, former Brig. Sultan Hashim Ahmed, has surrendered to U.S. forces in northern Iraq.
To complicate the U.S. military action, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will use the longstanding Iraqi-Palestinian axis to continue to fan the flames of Middle