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Genocide Trial Of Former Iraqi Officials Resumes

(RFE/RL) January 8, 2007 -- The trial of former Iraqi officials accused of genocide resumed today in Baghdad without the chief defendant, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

Hussein was hanged on December 30 following his conviction in a separate case.

Six other former Ba'ath Party officials are facing genocide charges related to the mass killings of Kurds in northern Iraq in the late 1980s.

The defendants include Hussein's cousin, Ali Hasan al-Majid, aka Chemical Ali.

(AFP, dpa)

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