Frans van Anraat

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Person.png Frans van Anraat  Rdf-icon.png
Den Helder, Netherlands
Criminal charge
War crimes
Criminal status
In prison

Frans Cornelis Adrianus van Anraat (born August 9, 1942 in Den Helder) is a Dutch businessman. He sold raw materials for the production of chemical weapons to Iraq during the reign of Saddam Hussein. In December 2005 a court in The Hague convicted him of complicity in war crimes for his role in selling chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein's government and given a 15-year sentence.[1] In 2007 the appeal court sentenced Van Anraat to seventeen years in prison.

Van Anraat is the only Dutchman ever to appear on the FBI's most wanted list.

9 August 1942|


  1. Killing of Iraq Kurds 'genocide' BBC News, 23 December 2005

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