BAGHDAD - An Iraqi court yesterday condemned Saddam Hussein's notorious henchman "Chemical Ali" Hassan al-Majid to his third death sentence over the murder of Shiite Muslims 10 years ago.

However, the Iraqi High Tribunal acquitted former deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz, long regarded as Saddam's spokesman to the outside world, on the same charges of crimes against humanity. Majid was condemned to death for "premeditated murders as crimes against humanity."