Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Iraqi ex-minister Tariq Aziz sentenced to death

Tariq Aziz, is sick and old , he will probably never face execution.

Tariq Aziz, for many years the international face of Iraq under Saddam Hussein, has been sentenced to death by the Iraqi Supreme Court.

He was convicted in connection with the persecution of religious parties, a statement said.

Aziz served as foreign minister and deputy prime minister and was a close adviser to Saddam Hussein...

Officials said two other defendants in the case were also sentenced to death - former interior minister Sadoun Shakir and former private secretary to Saddam Hussein, Abed Hamoud.

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