(With LAW-IRAQ-CHEMMICAL ALI) BAGHDAD, Dec 2 (KUNA) -- Ali Hassan Al-Majeed, or "Chemical Ali", was slammed with a death sentence, his second, Tuesday for suppressing a Shiite upraising in early 1990s, in a session presided by Judge Mohammad Al-Uraibi.
Along with Al-Majeed; who is also the cousin of ousted-then-executed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, more than 14 others went on trial over the uprising, including Abdul-Ghani Abdul-Ghafour, member of the dissolved Regional Command-Basra branch, who also received the death penalty.
Four other former senior officers received a lifetime sentence; Basra's Second Battalion Commander Ibrahim Abdulsattar Mohammad, Cheif of Military Intelligence Saber Abdulaziz Al-Douri, Cheif of the National Guard Iyad Futaih Al-Rawi and Deputy Cheif-of-Staff Hussein Rasheed Al-Takriti.
The latter was convicted on charges of man-slaughter, while the other three were convicted on charges of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Moreover, former Iraqi Defense Minister Sultan Hashim received a 15-year prison sentence in the trial that started on August 21, 2008. (end) mhg.hb KUNA 022008 Dec 08NNNN