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Tariq Aziz

AKA Mikhail Yuhanna Tareq Aziz

Born: 28-Apr-1936
Birthplace: Tell Kaif, Iraq
Died: 5-Jun-2015
Location of death: Nasiriya, Iraq
Cause of death: Heart Attack

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: Iraq
Executive summary: Ex-Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister

Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq during the last years of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship, Tariq Aziz surrendered to US forces on 25 April 2003, just days after the American invasion of Iraq. He reportedly wanted to testify against Hussein in exchange for an early release, but American officials refused to make such a deal. Five years later Aziz faced trial for signing death warrants and forced dislocations while Deputy PM, and pled not guilty, maintaining that such decisions were never under his authority. He was acquitted on some charges but convicted of having ordered dozens of executions, and sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2009. By order of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal in 2010, the earlier sentence was superseded by a sentence of death, but he died of a heart attack in prison in 2015.

    University: Baghdad University

    Iraqi Minister Deputy Prime Minister (1981 and 1991-2002)
    Iraqi Minister Foreign (1983)
    Traveled to the USSR 1980
    Assassination Attempt 1980
    Heart Attack Dec-2007
    Stroke 15-Jan-2010
    Crimes Against Humanity 1992; arrested 2003; convicted 2009

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