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President Jalal Talabani of Iraq refuses to sign Aziz death warrant

President Jalal Talabani of Iraq refuses to sign Aziz death warrant 18 Nov 2010 Jalal Talabani, Iraq’s newly re-elected President, has refused to sign a death warrant for Tareq Aziz, the 70 year-old deputy to former leader Saddam Hussein. Talabani's decision is believed to have stemmed from requests for a stay of execution on humanitarian grounds from other countries.