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Tariq Aziz is a victim, says his son

One of Saddam Hussein's most prominent deputies, Tariq Aziz, has been sentenced to death by the Iraqi Supreme Court.

He was convicted in connection with the persecution of religious parties, a statement said.

Aziz, 74, served as foreign minister and deputy prime minister and was a close adviser to Saddam Hussein.

His son, Ziad, said his father is a victim.