Frans van Anraat

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Person.png Frans van Anraat  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-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.


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

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