UN urges Iraq not to execute Hussein Saddam aide Aziz
Posted by smeddum on October 27, 2010
New York, October 28, 2010
for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. “Certainly…as in other cases, we would be suggesting that a death penalty should not be carried out,” Nesirky told reporters.
Iraq’s supreme criminal court imposed the death sentence on Aziz, the long-time international face of the Saddam Hussein regime, after finding him guilty of “deliberate murder and crimes against humanity.”
Aziz turned himself in to US forces in April 2003, shortly after the fall of Baghdad, following a US-led military operation to depose the Iraqi leader, who was later caught and executed.
Aziz was sentenced to death yesterday, along with two other pillars of the former Iraqi regime, former Interior Minister Saadoun Shaker and Abid Hmoud, a one-time aide to Saddam.