Group Hopes to Prove Chemicals Killed Kurds

For 18 years, Dr. Aubin Heyndrickx has tended the sealed jars containing strands of hair and scraps of clothing he gathered from a dead woman's body.

Collected in Halabja, one of many Kurdish towns in northern Iraq that were attacked with chemical weapons by Saddam Hussein's army in 1988, the jars have been stored in a blue plastic drum in his lab ever since, waiting.

Now, as prosecutors prepare to try Mr. Hussein in Baghdad on charges of genocide against the Kurds, Mr. Heyndrickx, who has retired as director of the toxicology lab at the State University of Ghent, would like the material to be analyzed. "May I insist these proofs are mentioned at the trial?" the doctor asks.

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Randll Reese Besch - 7/2/2006

They may find the Iranian's type of killer gas on the crime scene,then what?

Stephen Kislock - 6/29/2006

Contact the US DOD and ask for Secretary D. Rumsfled, he will direct you to the Source of the Toxin's, RR is Dead.
Stephen F. Kislock III

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