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Iraq: Death Penalty

, Index number: MDE 14/032/2007

'Ali Hassan al-Majid, Sultan Hashim Ahmad al-Ta'i and Hussain Rashid al-Tikiti, all senior officials under the government of Saddam Hussain, were sentenced to death on 24 June, for their roles in the so-called Anfal campaign of 1988 which led to the deaths of some 180,000 Iraqi Kurds. If their death sentences are upheld on appeal, they will be executed within 30 days.

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