Friday, December 23, 2005

A Verdict on Genocide

Today a court in the Netherlands found a Dutch chemicals merchant, Frans Van Anraat, guilty of selling Saddam the chemicals he needed to gas thousands of Kurds in the 1980s. Here's a BBC piece on the verdict.

His trial has been going on for a month and has received, not surprisingly, little attention in the West. In its ruling today, the court specifically found that the murder of the Kurds was genocide. Let's see if this gets the play it deserves in the media tomorrow.

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