Iraq's 12 accused

This is the list of 12 former officials who are to stand trial before Iraq's special tribunal:

    All twelve accused are appearing in court on Thursday

    President Saddam Hussein
    Captured 13 December, 2003

    Abid Hamid Mahmoud, presidential secretary
    Arrested 16 June, 2003

    Ali Hassan al-Majid, presidential adviser and cousin of Saddam
    Arrested 21 August, 2003

    Aziz Saleh al-Numan, head of the former ruling Baath party for western Baghdad
    Arrested 22 May, 2003

    Muhammad Hamza al-Zubaidi, former member of the decision-making Revolutionary Command Council
    Arrested 20 April, 2003

    Kamal Mustafa Abd Allah, commander of the elite Republican Guards
    Arrested 17 May, 2003

    Taha Yassin Ramadan, vice president, close Saddam aide
    Arrested 18 August, 2003

    Tariq Aziz, deputy prime minister
    Surrendered 25 April, 2003

    Sultan Hashim Ahmad, defence minister,
    Surrendered on 19 September, 2003

    Watban Ibrahim Hassan al-Tikriti, presidential adviser and half-brother of Saddam
    Arrested 13 April, 2003

    Barzan Ibrahim Hassan al-Tikriti, presidential adviser and also half-brother
    Arrested 16 April, 2003

    Sabir Abd al-Aziz al-Douri, military intelligence chief and mayor of Baghdad.
    He does not figure on the coalition's list of 55 most-wanted figures from the former government.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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