Friday, February 29, 2008

Iraq's Chemical Ali To Be Executed

Sadam Hussein's Cousin To Be
Executed By Hanging

Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid,
known as "Chemical Ali"

Iraq's three-member Presidency Council has approved the execution of Ali Hassan Majid, a cousin of Saddam Hussein known as "Chemical Ali," said a high-ranking Iraqi government official today who was not authorized to speak on the subject.

The official said there was no date set for the hanging, which must be carried out within 30 days. He also said the Presidency Council had agreed only to the execution of Majid, not two codefendants also convicted in June of genocide and other crimes.
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