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Saddam's former VP hanged in Iraq

BAGHDAD, March 19 (UPI) -- 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.

Iraq court endorses death for ex-official

BAGHDAD, March 15 (UPI) -- An Iraqi appeals court Thursday endorsed the death sentence against Taha Yassin Ramadan, vice president under Saddam Hussein.

Former Iraqi VP gets death sentence

BAGHDAD, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- An Iraqi appeals court in Baghdad changed a life prison sentence to death Monday for former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan.

U.N. chief calls for stop to execution

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The top human rights official at the United Nations says international law prohibits the execution of a former Iraqi government official.

Sentencing delayed for former Iraqi VP

BAGHDAD, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- An Iraqi court Thursday delayed pronouncing sentence on former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan in the 1982 massacre of 148 Shiites.

Iraqi vice-president captured

MOSUL, Iraq, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Coalition forces said Tuesday they have captured the former vice-president of Iraq in the northern city of Mosul.

Iraq: Expect more suicide attacks

BAGHDAD, March 29 (UPI) -- 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.

Iraq VP to Arabs: stop pumping oil

BAGHDAD, March 25 (UPI) -- Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan called on the Arab countries on Tuesday to stop pumping oil, boycott and close coalition embassies and prevent U.S.-Bri

Vice-President: Iraq captures U.S.soldiers

BAGHDAD, March 23 (UPI) -- Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan said Sunday that Iraqi forces captured a number of U.S. soldiers in the region of Souk al-Shiyoukh in southern Iraq. Ramadan affirmed that Iraqi TV will broadcast soon footages of the prisoners and destroyed tanks
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Taha Yasin Ramadan al-Jizrawi (February 22, 1938 – March 20, 2007) (Arabic: طه ياسين رمضان الجزراوي‎) was a prominent Iraqi Kurd, serving as Vice President of Iraq from March 1991 to the fall of Saddam Hussein in April 2003.

In October 2002, four months before the United States invaded Iraq, Ramadan suggested U.S. President George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein settle their difference in a duel. He reasoned this would not only serve as an alternative to a war that was certain to damage Iraq's infrastructure, but that it would also reduce the suffering of the Iraqi and American peoples. Ramadan's offer included the possibility that a group of US officials would face off with a group of Iraqi officials of same or similar rank (President v. President, Vice President v. Vice President, etc.). Ramadan proposed that the duel be held in a neutral land, with each party using the same weapons, and with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan presiding as the supervisor. On behalf of President Bush, White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer declined the offer.

Following the fall of Saddam's government, Taha Yasin Ramadan was placed on the U.S. list of most-wanted Iraqis and depicted as the Ten of Diamonds in the most-wanted Iraqi playing cards. He was captured on August 19, 2003 in Mosul, by fighters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and handed over to US forces.

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