Iraqi Tribunal recognizes Halabja case as genocide

1 Mar 2010

A source from KRG Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs told PUKmedia correspondent “the ministry appealed for cassation to the Iraqi High Tribunal to amend the description of Halabja case from crimes against humanity into genocide. Today, the tribunal officially agreed to name Halabja crimes as genocide.”
Adham Goran, the head of Halabja Victims Defense Committee told PUKmedia “we won this case legally, where we appealed for cassation to the Iraqi High Tribunal regarding our case. The tribunal officially agreed to amend its decision from crimes against humanity into genocide.”
Bearing in mind, the Iraqi High Tribunal ordered in January 17, 2010 to execute Ali Hassan al-Majid (Chemical Ali) and sentenced the former minister of defense Sultan Hashim Ahmed and head of military intelligence Sabir al-Duri to 15 years in prison, while the military commander of the area Farhan Mutlaq al-Juburi was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Reported by: Fuad Othman, Safin Ahmed (PUKmedia-Arabic version)


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