Crime

Jan 17, 2010 9:58 AM by Associated Press

Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' gets new death sentence

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.

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