An Iraqi appeals court has upheld the death sentence against Taha Yassin Ramadan, Saddam Hussein's former vice president.
Taha Yassin Ramadan was convicted in November, along with Hussein and six others, for the killing of some 140 Shi'a in the 1980s.
He was initially sentenced to life in prison, but that sentence was later raised by a higher court and automatically sent to an appeals panel.
Ramadan's execution is to be carried out within 30 days.
Human Rights Watch has called for the death sentence against Ramadan to be repealed.