ROTTERDAM - Yesterday, the National Detective Bureau has arrested the Dutchman Frans van Anraat in Amsterdam. He is being accused of involvement with a genocide in Iraq. The PP suspects the 62-year old man of supplying thousands of tons of raw materials for the making of chemical weapons to the regime of Saddam Hussein between 1984 and 1988. The UN sees the Dutchman as one of the most important intermediaries in the trade of chemical weapons with Iraq.
With these raw materials mustard gas was produced which took the lives of 5,000 Kurds in Halabja in 1988 and was also used in the war against Iran.
Note: this article was translated from Dutch.