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Chemicals trader appeals Iraq conviction

Not only did Frans van Anraat “expose himself to extremely dangerous consequences” by selling the chemicals, he also did so “at a reasonable price compared to other offers,” according to a 1992 letter from Iraq’s secret service to the Mideast country’s Industry Ministry cited by prosecutors. Van Anraat was convicted in 2005 of complicity in war crimes and sentenced to the maximum 15 years for selling to Saddam chemicals that were turned into poison gas that killed thousands of Kurds and Iranians. Full Story

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