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Profile: Joost R. Hiltermann

Positions that Joost R. Hiltermann has held:

  • Executive director of the arms division of Human Rights Watch

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January 17, 2003

“In calling for regime change in Iraq, George W. Bush has accused Saddam Hussein of being a man who gassed his own people. Bush is right, of course. The public record shows that Saddam’s regime repeatedly spread poisonous gases on Kurdish villages in 1987 and 1988 in an attempt to put down a persistent rebellion.” [International Herald Tribune, 1/17/2003]

Associated Events

Joost R. Hiltermann was a participant or observer in the following events:

Joost R. Hiltermann pens an op-ed in the International Herald Tribune titled, “America Didn’t Seem to Mind Poison Gas,” in which he comments on how the US had sought to protect Iraq in 1988 from international condemnation after its attacks on Halabja using poison gas (see March 1988). [Center for Disease Control, 6/21/1995; International Herald Tribune, 1/17/2003]

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