Tariq Aziz sentenced to death

[Via Research Maven] The Guardian has the story.

Talk about your weird synchronicity—just yesterday I was rereading a scene in The Mirage where my fictional version of Aziz narrowly avoids getting killed. I knew the real Aziz was still alive, still in custody, and not looking particularly healthy, but hadn’t heard he was on trial again. I wonder how the Vatican appeal for clemency will go.