Tariq Aziz, ‘Chemical Ali’ sentenced by Iraq court

The top court in Iraq sentenced two of Saddam Hussein’s half-brothers to death Wednesday for crimes against humanity. The court also sentenced former Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz and a former senior official known as “Chemical Ali” — Ali Hassan al-Majeed — to 15 years in custody for crimes against humanity, an official with the Iraq High Tribunal told CNN. The men were sentenced for their roles in the 1992 execution of 42 merchants.