In March 2009, Aziz was sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes against humanity, and was acquitted earlier that year on charges of ordering a 1999 crackdown against Shiite protesters.
Saddam Hussein, who was ousted as president by an American-led invasion in 2003, was himself hanged in 2006.
Aziz was foreign minister during Saddam Hussein's war against Iran in the 1980s.
Aziz is also serving a seven-year prison sentence for a case involving the forced displacement of Kurds in northern Iraq.
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