Tariq Aziz Sentenced to Death

Via the BBC:  Tariq Aziz, Iraqi ex-minister, sentenced to death.

Aziz was already in prison:

In March 2009, he was jailed for 15 years for the executions of 42 Iraqi merchants. Five months later, he was sentenced to seven years’ further imprisonment for his role in the forced displacement of Kurds.

Based solely on the scant information in the article, it is unclear as to the precise crime that brought the new sentence.  Specifically it states:  “He was convicted in connection with the persecution of religious parties, a statement said.”

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