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Dutch court upholds Iraq mustard gas conviction

Dutch court upholds Iraq mustard gas conviction

The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld the war crimes conviction of a businessman for selling chemicals to Saddam Hussein that the former Iraqi dictator's regime turned into poison gas and unleashed on Kurds and Iranians.
However, the highest Dutch court rejected an appeal by 16 victims for compensation, saying the claims are too complicated.
The court on Tuesday also shaved six months off the 17-year sentence handed to Frans van Anraat because his case took so long.


Updated : 2021-04-10 22:08 GMT+08:00