Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Baath party member reveals participation in destruction of Kurdish villages

Ali Hassan Al Majeed openly admitted to ordering the eradication of Kurdish villages and affirmed that he had nothing to apologize for, the Gulf News reported yesterday. Al Majeed, Sadaam Hussein’s cousin and a former senior Baath party member, is on trial for acts of genocide during the 1988 Anfal military campaign.

Al Majeed explained on a previous occasion that he ordered troops to execute any residents who remained in the villages following a government order to evacuate. Al Majeed insisted that because Kurdish guerrillas fought alongside Iran during the final stages of the Iran-Iraq war, his actions were justified.

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