Last week’s sentence was carried out and he was executed this morning.
“Ali Hassan al-Majid was notorious for the gassing of more than 5,000 Kurds in 1988 and other brutal campaigns”
“Majid first ordered the use of chemical weapons – mustard gas, sarin and VX – in 1987, culminating in the attack on Halabja. By the end of the Kurdish campaign in 1988 about 4,000 villages had been destroyed, an estimated 180,000 Kurds killed and about 1.5 million deported. He was nicknamed Chemical Ali by Iraqi Kurds, who also called him the Butcher of Kurdistan” – Guardian