Iraq: Further information on Death Penalty

Iraq: Further information on Death Penalty

Index Number: MDE 14/045/2007
Date Published: 16 October 2007
Categories: Iraq, Middle East And North Africa

'Ali Hassan al-Majid, Sultan Hashim Ahmad al-Ta'i and Hussain Rashid al-Tikriti, who are in US military custody in Iraq, could be executed at any time if they are handed over to the Iraqi authorities. According to some Iraqi officials, they could be executed after the holy month of Ramadan which ended on 12/13 October 2007. All are former senior officials under the government of Saddam Hussain and were sentenced to death by the SICT in Baghdad on 24 June 2007, for their roles in the so-called Anfal campaign of 1988.

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