Barzan Ibrahim el-Hasan al-Tikriti

Barzan Ibrahim el-Hasan al-Tikriti

Birth
Tikrit, Salah ad Din, Iraq
Death 15 Jan 2007 (aged 55)
Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Burial Al-Awja, Salah ad Din, Iraq
Plot Outside courtyard
Memorial ID 17466187 · View Source
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Iraqi Official. He was one of three half-brothers of Saddam Hussein, and the former leader of the Iraqi secret service, known as Mukhabarat. Barzan was sent by the government of Iraq to Geneva in 1988 to serve as representative to the United Nations, a post he held until 1998. Up to 1995, he handled Saddam's personal fortune. This task was then taken over by a network of foreign brokers, since Saddam had decided that no-one in Iraq could be trusted with this task. US officials characterized him as a member of what they called "Saddam's Dirty Dozen", those most responsible for torture and murder in Iraq. When American forces captured him on April 17, 2003, he was the Five of Clubs in the most-wanted Iraqi playing cards. He was a defendant in the Iraq Special Tribunal's Al-Dujail trial. A witness whose identity was not disclosed testified that after her arrest, Barzan had hung her naked by her feet and kicked her repeatedly. On November 5, 2006, Barzan, along with his co-defendants Saddam and the former Chief Justice of the Revolutionary Court Awad Hamed al-Bandar were sentenced to death by hanging. Officials indicated that the sentence against Barzan and his remaining co-defendant would be carried out after the Muslim holiday of Eid ul-Adha. Barzan was hanged along with Awad Hamed al-Bandar, the former Chief Justice of Iraq's Revolutionary Court. During the execution, Barazan was decapitated by the long drop, using rope that was too stiff and strong, miscalculation on the part of the executioner or other variables not accounted for.

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  • Added: 15 Jan 2007
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barzan Ibrahim el-Hasan al-Tikriti (17 Feb 1951–15 Jan 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17466187, citing Al-Awja Religious Compound, Al-Awja, Salah ad Din, Iraq ; Maintained by Find A Grave .