Saddam Hussein's Cousin 'Chemical Ali' Hospitalized

Published April 21, 2008

| Associated Press

An attorney says a cousin of Saddam Hussein known as "Chemical Ali" has been hospitalized after going on a hunger strike.

Lawyer Badee Izzat Aref says Ali Hassan al-Majid and a co-defendant were admitted to a U.S. medical facility Sunday after they passed out.

Several other defendants also began a hunger strike Friday to protest an order that they stay in cramped quarters at the courthouse instead of in their regular cells.

The U.S. military confirmed Monday that al-Majid was hospitalized in stable condition.

Al-Majid has been sentenced to be executed.

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