Son of Iraq's former Deputy PM, Tareq Aziz, says he demanded
his father's burial in Jordan if executed
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Son of Iraq's former Deputy PM, Tareq Aziz,
says he demanded his father's burial in Jordan if
October 30, 2010
The son of Iraq’s former Deputy Prime Minister
during former dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime,
sentenced to death early this week, said on Saturday
he has demanded his burial in Jordan in the even of
his execution or death in his Iraqi prison.
“My father, Tareq Aziz, has demanded his lawyer
that, in the event of his execution or his sudden
death, to be buried in Jordan, describing him as
‘the son of Iraq, who had served his homeland for
years, but he is afraid that his grave would be dug
after his burial in Baghdad,” Ziad Tareq Aziz told
Jordanian Al-Ghad newspaper.
He also said that he possessed documents about his
father’s opposition for the invasion of Iraq’s
neighboring Kuwait by Saddam Hussein’s regime that
took place in the 1990s,www.ekurd.netadding
that the CIA had offered Aziz a suggestion to
cooperate with it during his visit to the Vatikan
before the 2003 war against Iraq, but his father had
received the offer.
The Supreme Iraqi Criminal Court had
sentenced Tareq Aziz last week,
together with former Interior Minister,
Tariq Aziz was the international face of Saddam's
bloody government for years. Life photo
Sadoun Shaker and
Saddam’s Leading Secretary, Abed Hamid Hmoud, under
charges for having behind the liquidation of Iraq’s
religions parties during Saddam’s regime.
About his last visit for his father before is
execution sentence, Ziad said he had known that he
had been suffering from a brain attack and he had
been treated well due to his health condition.
Tareq Aziz, 74, had been the only Christian in
Saddam Hussein’s ruling team and had surrendered to
the U.S. fores on April 24, 2003, after their
invasion of Iraq early that month.
He had also been sentenced to 15 years, under
charges of having carried “anti-human crimes,” in a
case of executing 24 Iraqi merchanges in 1992, under
charges of playing with prices of essential
commodities of Iraq, along with another 7-years
imprisonment under chages with having shared in
compulsory immigration Iraq’s Feyli Kurds in Kirkuk
and Diyala Provinces in the 1980s.
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