"Iraq's highest court has sentenced Tariq Aziz, the former deputy prime minister, and Ali Hassan al-Majid, a power-broker in Saddam Hussein's government, to 15 years in jail. The pair were convicted in Baghdad, the capital, on Wednesday of crimes against humanity in regards to the killing of 42 Baghdad merchants in 1992." Al Jazeera English - Middle East - Saddam's aides convicted of murder Two of Saddam's half brothers were sentenced to death, and one of his cousins (former defense minister Ali Hassan Al Majid) commonly known as 'chemical Ali' sentenced to 15 years for their part in the crime. Hussein's secretary was jailed for life. Aziz had been earlier acquitted on other charges in relation to massacre of Shiites in Baghdad in 1999. Having escaped a potential execution, Aziz is set to appeal ... claiming political bias.