UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Saddam Hussein's former vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan was executed before dawn Tuesday for crimes against humanity. Sky News reported that Ramadan was hanged for his role in the deaths of 148 Shiites in the town of Dujail, Iraq, in the 1980s.
An Iraqi appeals court Thursday endorsed the death sentence against Taha Yassin Ramadan, vice president under Saddam Hussein.
An Iraqi appeals court in Baghdad changed a life prison sentence to death Monday for former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan.
The top human rights official at the United Nations says international law prohibits the execution of a former Iraqi government official.
An Iraqi court Thursday delayed pronouncing sentence on former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan in the 1982 massacre of 148 Shiites.
Coalition forces said Tuesday they have captured the former vice-president of Iraq in the northern city of Mosul.
Iraqi Deputy President Taha Yassin Ramadan promised on Saturday more "martyrdom" attacks against U.S.-led forces in the coming days. He said thousands of Arab volunteers began arriving in Iraq to join the anti-coalition battles.
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