Saddams Half Brothers Face Execution In Iraq
July 17, 2011 by staff
Saddams Half Brothers Face Execution In Iraq, The U.S. Army has delivered two of Saddam Hussein’s half brothers and his former defense minister in Iraqi custody, along with about 200 other inmates at a prison in Baghdad, a deputy justice minister said Friday.
The men were transferred to Iraqi authorities on Thursday along with a final section of the prison Cropper, a detention center built in 2006 near the international airport of the capital.
Saddam half-brothers, Sabaawi Ibrahim al-Hassan and Watban Ibrahim al-Hassan and former Defense Minister Sultan Hashim all face death sentences, Deputy Justice Minister Busho Ibrahim said.
They were among 55 people on the list of most wanted by U.S. after the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein and were subsequently convicted of crimes against humanity.
“The judgments of men are final. We will apply the punishment (execution), after a presidential decree is issued,” Ibrahim said, adding he did not know when the decree was issued.
U.S. forces are providing bases, prisons and prisoners to Iraqi authorities as they prepare for a complete withdrawal by year’s end, more than eight years after the invasion.
Saddam was executed in December 2006.
The U.S. military provided the bulk of what was then known as Camp Cropper in Iraq a year ago, ending a shameful chapter of the invasion that made thousands of people detained without charge and sparked outrage following revelations of prisoner abuse.
At the time of delivery in July, U.S. officials kept guard near 200, 1500 Cropper detainees, including al Qaeda militants and Saddam Hussein’s henchmen. The camp was renamed Karkh prison.
The Iraqi Justice Ministry received 196 prisoners in the U.S. on Thursday, all remaining prisoners Cropper, but by 10, whose documentation had not been completed, said Ibrahim.
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