Scotland Yard to Open Investigation Against Saddam Hussein

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Friday, June 1, 2001
Author: 
Tom Scheirs
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
6
252
Abstract: 
In the course of the month of April 2001, Lord Williams, the British Attorney General has asked Scotland Yard to start an investigation against Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi President and his Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Deputy Prime Minister, Tariq Aziz. Both have allegedly committed war crimes during the 1990 Gulf War. Relying on information and material collected by Indict, a London-based organization that advocates the prosecution of international crimes committed by the Iraqi leaders, the Attorney General saw enough reason to transmit the case to the police in order to open a criminal investigation into the alleged crimes…[more]