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Tariq Aziz Gets 15 Years For 42 Deaths

From the admittedly biased BBC News:

Tariq Aziz guilty of Iraq murders

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Tariq Aziz, for many years the public face of Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi regime, has been jailed for 15 years for his role in the execution of 42 merchants.

Aziz had denied any role in the summary trials of the men accused in 1992 of profiteering during economic sanctions.

Two of Saddam Hussein’s half-brothers were also found guilty and sentenced to death by a court in Baghdad.

Another top official, Ali Hassan al-Majid – commonly known as Chemical Ali – was jailed for 15 years.

Two other Iraqi officials were jailed for six and 15 years, while a former governor of the Iraqi central bank was acquitted.

The trial is not viewed by Iraqis as a big political event, the BBC’s Mike Sergeant in Baghdad says

This is Aziz’s first conviction in the controversial Iraqi High Tribunal process, which has been criticised by human rights groups on a number of counts

‘Flawed’ process

On Wednesday, two of Saddam Hussein’s half-brothers – former presidential adviser Watban Ibrahim and former intelligence chief Sabawi Ibrahim – were sentenced to death by hanging.

Co-defendant Majid was jailed for 15 years. Majid had faced his fourth capital conviction in the merchants’ case, having already been sentenced in the Anfal campaign against the Kurds in the late 1980s, the crushing of a Shia uprising in 1991 and the 1999 killings.

Saddam Hussein himself was hanged in December 2006 in a separate case.

Human Rights Watch issued a report into the trial of Saddam Hussein, concluding that the process was flawed and its verdict unsound because of "serious administrative, procedural and substantive legal defects".

Notice that the BBC suggests that all of these convictions are the result of a ‘flawed process.’

Based solely on the word of the terrorist sympathizers at Human Rights Watch.

This is what passes for journalism in the 21st century.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 11th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Tariq Aziz Gets 15 Years For 42 Deaths”

  1. catie says:

    Gee, I didn’t know his trial was still going on. Why not the death penalty for Tariq if everyone else is getting it? Just curious as to where Human Rights Watch was when Uday and his brother were feeding people into a wood chipping machine

    • canary says:

      catie, sounds like a new torture method to get the terrorists to give over information. Get a wood chipping machine. Get it on your drivers license you wish to be used to torture terrorists after death. Tie the body up, and put a some sound device with screaming and yelling, (something to make the post mortem body appear alive. and then slowly a bit of body at a time, let the body suck through the machine tunnel, then open the door. and show the terrorists the results. through the tree mulching tunnel, and open the container and show it to the terrorists. Then make a terrorist think it’s his turn if he doesn’t talk. Have his head ready to go and stick a tree log or two in, and really let that noise get to them. It wouldn’t be anything worse then some of the horror movies being made. So, if it’s okay for peope to watch simulation like that. It wouldn’t be considered a crime. Just a free rocky horror show.

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