Saddam Hussein's cousin 'Chemical Ali' sentenced to death

A special Iraqi court has sentenced Saddam Hussein's cousin, known as "Chemical Ali," to death for his role in the 1991 suppression of a Shi'ite uprising. "Chemical Ali," whose real name is Ali Hassan al-Majid, is already under death sentence for the crackdown on Kurds in northern Iraq in the late 1980s. Former Baath party official Abdul-Ghani Abdul-Ghafur also received a death sentence Tuesday at the end of the trial that began in August 2007. Four defendants received life sentences, six face 15-year sentences and three were acquitted. Former Defense Minister Sultan Hashim Ahmad al-Tai also faces the gallows in the 1980s Kurdish crackdown but is among those receiving a 15-year sentence Tuesday.