An Iraqi court sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majeed, a Saddam Hussein's aide widely known as "Chemical Ali", on Sunday to death by hanging for a 1988 gas attack that killed about 5,000 Kurds, a court official was quoted as saying by Reuters.
Majeed, a cousin of Saddam's, already faces death sentences in several other cases. He was captured in August 2003 and was sentenced to hang in June 2007 for his role in a military campaign against Kurds back in 1988.
Majeed also received a death sentence in December 2008 for his role in crushing a Shi'ite revolt after the 1991 Gulf War.
The Iraqi High Tribunal on Sunday also sentenced former Defence Minister Sultan Hashem to 15 years in prison for the attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja.