Camp Justice (Iraq)

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Pilgrims march outside Camp Justice, Iraq.

Camp Justice (also known as "Camp Al-Adala") was a joint Iraqi-American military base.[1] The location was renamed from "Camp Banzai" in mid-September 2004 as part of an effort to give Army facilities around Baghdad friendlier names.[2] Camp Justice was the location of the 2006 execution of Saddam Hussein; the 2007 hanging of Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Awad Hamed al-Bandar, and Taha Yassin Ramadan; and the 2010 hanging of Saddam's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, a.k.a. Chemical Ali.

The former president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein was executed at approximately 03:00 UTC on December 30, 2006. Two weeks later on January 15, 2007, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former head of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court, were also executed by hanging at this site.[3]

Saddam's former deputy and former vice-president, Taha Yassin Ramadan (who was originally sentenced to life in prison on November 5, 2006, but had it changed to a death sentence three months and a week later), was likewise hung here on March 20, 2007, two months and five days after Barzan's and al-Bandar's execution. Likewise Saddam's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid (Chemical Ali) was hanged on January 25, 2010 (three years and about a month after his cousin's execution), after receiving four death sentences.[3]


  1. U.S. Army Pfc Al Barrus (16 September 2004). "Soldiers Provide Added Security for Pilgrims: Troops Defend Camp Justice, Iraqis During Shiite Holy Pilgrimage". United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 14 October 2007. 
  2. "Mashhad al-Kazimiya". Global Security. Retrieved 10 October 2007. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Saddam Hussein's Henchman Chemical Ali Executed". The Daily Telegraph (London). January 25, 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010.