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Saddam Hussein Nephew Draws Life Sentence

A nephew of Saddam Hussein was sentenced Monday to life in prison for funding Iraq’s violent insurgency and for bomb-making, the government said in announcing the first verdict against a family member of the ousted leader. Ayman Sabawi, the son of Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, a half brother of Saddam, was captured in May by security forces during a raid on Tikrit, the former leader’s hometown. His father, Al-Hassan, who served as a presidential adviser before the U.S.-led invasion, was captured there two months earlier. The Iraqi authorities had not announced that Sabawi’s trial was under way.Full Story

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