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Saddam's deputy Yassin gets life term

Saddam Hussein's deputy and former vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan was sentenced to life term on Sunday.

india Updated: Nov 05, 2006 15:26 IST

Saddam Hussein's deputy and former vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan was sentenced to life term on Sunday as verdicts were issued in the deposed Iraqi leader's trial for crimes against humanity.

A former Baath Party official, Mohammed Azawi Ali, was acquitted and immediately freed for lack of evidence.

Three other party officials, including a father and son, were sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for torture and premeditated murder.