BAGHDAD, June 10 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi High Criminal Court announced on
Tuesday that 14 accused will appear before court late next month on charges of
suppression of Sadr City uprising in 1999, in which Shiite cleric Mohammad
Sadiq Al-Sadr, father of Muqtada Al-Sadr, was assassinated.
Vice President of the Court Munir Haddad told KUNA over the phone that the
14 defendants of Saddam's Hussein's ousted regime would appear on July 31st
before a judicial committee at the Iraqi High Criminal Court.
Haddad revealed that among the defendants would be Tariq Aziz, Deputy Prime
Minister of the defunct regime, Saddam's half brothers Watban Ibrahim
Al-Hassan and Sabawi Ibrahim Al-Hassan, his cousin Ali Hassan Al-Majid in
addition to member of the national leadership in the former regime Ikklah
Sakkar and Director of military intelligence Sabir Aziz Al-Douri, as well as a
number of other suspects. (end)
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