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Iraq’s Tareq Aziz sentenced to death
He rose to prominence at the time of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the 1991 Gulf War when he was foreign minister.
October 26, 2010 12:45 by Reuters
Iraq’s high tribunal on Tuesday passed a death sentence on Tareq Aziz, one of late dictator Saddam Hussein’s most prominent deputies, over the persecution of Islamic parties, the court’s media office said.
The death sentence was the first to be handed to Aziz, who was the face of Saddam’s government in foreign capitals and at the United Nations. He rose to prominence at the time of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait and the 1991 Gulf War when he was foreign minister.
(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Michael Christie; Editing by Louise Ireland)