Posted: Jan 17, 2010 7:58 AM by Associated Press
Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin "Chemical Ali" has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death again -- this time for involvement in a poison gas attack on Halabja.
Families of some victims in court cheered when the guilty verdict against Ali Hassan al-Majid was handed down Sunday. Ali has already received previous death sentences for brutalities during Saddam's rule.
Other officials in Saddam's regime, including former Defense Minister Sultan Hashim al-Taie, received jail terms for their involvement in the 1988 attack on the mostly Kurdish city of Halabja.