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  • Arrest Warrant Issued for Saddam's Daughter

    04/20/2010 2:17:34 PM PDT · by Doogle · 7 replies · 551+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 04/20/10 | Ed Barnes
    A revised arrest warrant recently posted by Interpol may finally lead to the capture and extradition of Saddam Hussein’s eldest daughter, who is charged with supporting terrorist activities in Iraq. Raghad Hussein, who lives in Amman, Jordan, under the protection of King Abdullah II, was charged in November 2006 with supporting the Iraqi insurgency. But in the murky world of Middle East politics, neither the warrant nor the charges against her created much of a stir. She was, after all, Saddam Hussein's daughter. And in the chaos that followed the coalition invasion of Iraq, no one quite believed that the...
  • Hussein-linked 'terrorist' caught (Leader of cell funded by Saddam's daughter)

    08/28/2007 10:53:02 AM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies · 713+ views
    CNN ^ | aUGUST 27, 2007
    Hussein-linked 'terrorist' caught   BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqi forces detained the suspected leader of a terrorist cell network believed to be funded by Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter, who is wanted by Iraqi authorities on terrorism charges, the U.S. military announced Monday. Raghad Hussein is currently living in Jordan under the protection of the royal family. The raid happened Sunday in Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. It was carried out by Iraqi forces, advised by U.S. Special Forces, the military said.The network, believed to be funded by Raghad Hussein, has been "linked to a series of attacks on coalition forces"...
  • Hussein daughter, wife sought by law (terrorism runs in the family)

    08/18/2007 10:24:39 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies · 510+ views
    dallas news ^ | 8/18/2007 | Wire reports
    BAGHDAD – Less than a year after Saddam Hussein was sent to the gallows, his first wife and their daughter are facing charges that could lead to their execution, too. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said that the daughter, Raghad Hussein, 38, has been charged with financing insurgents who've bedeviled this country since shortly after her father's regime was toppled in 2003. Similar charges are pending against her mother, Sajida Khairalla Tulfa. Iraq issued arrest warrants for both women a year ago, but the orders' existence became public Friday after Interpol, the international police agency, issued a worldwide...
  • Saddam's daughter facing terrorism charges

    08/17/2007 8:11:38 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 15 replies · 1,838+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | August 17, 2007 | Chris Collins
    BAGHDAD — Less than a year after her father was sent to the gallows, Saddam Hussein's daughter is facing charges that also could lead to her execution. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said Friday that Raghad Hussein, 38, has been charged with financing the insurgents who have bedeviled this country since shortly after her father's regime was toppled in 2003. Hussein is believed to be living in Amman, Jordan, as a guest of King Abdullah II. The spokesman, Abdul Kereem Khalaf, said the Iraqi Judicial Authority issued an arrest warrant for Hussein a year ago, but that it...
  • How 'Little Saddam' the despot's daughter spent her longest night

    01/06/2007 6:20:22 AM PST · by Condor 63 · 42 replies · 2,482+ views
    The Times Online ^ | January 06, 2007 | Stephen Farrell, Hada Sarhan, Amman
    She has been seen in public once since her father’s execution, sporting Chanel sunglasses and a Socialist Party megaphone. A decade ago Saddam Hussein’s eldest daughter, Raghad, was a privileged member of the Baathist aristocracy, her every whim fulfilled. Now living in comfortable exile in Jordan, she has been elevated to the de facto headship of the family. She lives with her 15-year-old son Saddam — said to bear a striking resemblance to his grandfather — and her youngest daughter, 12. Her three other children — including her eldest son, Ali — live in Qatar with Saddam’s widow, Sajida. But...
  • Dictator's daughter told her father would hang as she enjoyed beauty salon

    12/31/2006 6:45:30 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 72 replies · 4,521+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 31st December 2006 | IAN GALLAGHER
    She was relaxing in the Dazzle beauty salon awaiting a hot stone body scrub when she got the call. It was obviously something important or her personal assistant would not have risked invoking her volcanic temper by passing her the mobile phone mid-treatment. Indeed it was. On the end of the line was a lawyer telling her that Saddam Hussein had lost his appeal and would hang by the end of the week. And the tall, slim woman who paled as she received this news was the tyrant's redoubtable eldest daughter Raghad. There was much arm-waving, cursing and shrieking. But...
  • Iraq demands extradition of Saddam's wife and daughter

    07/02/2006 2:53:27 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 1,100+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | July 2, 2006
    The woman and the elder girl of Saddam Hussein sought by Iraq BAGHDAD - the woman and the elder girl of Iraqi president deposed Saddam Hussein, who live both in exile, are reproduced on a new list of 41 the most sought people, whose Iraq required the extradition, published Sunday by the Iraqi adviser for national safety. "This list will be posted everywhere in the institutions of gouvernment, in the mosques and elsewhere to help to stop them" declared with the press Mouaffak Al-Roubaïe. "These people are responsible for the majority of the attacks and the murders perpetrated without...
  • Saddam calls for national unity

    02/27/2006 2:21:44 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 479+ views
    Agence France Presse | February 27, 2006
    Ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has called on Iraqis to unite and praised the appeasing role played by top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali Sistani, his lawyer said Monday. Saddam, who is on trial for crimes against humanity, called "for unity at all levels to stop those who want to trigger sedition and division", lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi said in a statement. The call follows last week's unprecedented sectarian violence in which more than 120 people were killed. Saddam also "paid tribute to Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the religious authority, for his efforts to prevent sectarian strife". The Shiite religious leader appealed...
  • Saddam Hussein's Chief Lawyer Resigns

    07/07/2005 1:25:27 PM PDT · by echoBoomer · 29 replies · 1,476+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7 July 2005 | JAMAL HALABY
    AMMAN, Jordan - Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer quit the Iraqi dictator's legal team, saying Thursday some of the team's American members were trying to run the defense and soft-pedal the U.S. occupation of the country. Ziad al-Khasawneh also told The Associated Press that Saddam's eldest daughter, Raghad, favors the Americans and non-Arabs on the defense team "because she thinks they will win the case and free her father." Al-Khasawneh said he tendered his resignation in a telephone call Tuesday to Saddam's wife, Sajida, who is believed to be in Yemen. "I told her I was resigning because some American lawyers...
  • Saddam Hussein's Eldest Daugther Raghad Plans to Compete In Iraqi National Elections

    10/31/2004 5:11:37 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 37 replies · 827+ views
    Middle East Media Research Institute ^ | 10/28-10/31/04 | arab newspaper translations
    Saddam Husseins eldest daugther Raghad, who currently resides in Jordan, plans to compete in the Iraqi National Elections scheduled for January 2005.Source: Al-Mu'tamar Neewspaper of Baghdad
  • Saddam's family demands international trial for ousted leader

    12/16/2003 3:22:22 AM PST · by kattracks · 83 replies · 174+ views
    AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's family wants the former leader to be tried by an international court instead of a special tribunal set up by the U.S.-installed Iraqi Governing Council, one of his daughters said Tuesday. Raghad Saddam Hussein said her father appeared sedated in footage released Sunday by the U.S.-led occupation authority after his capture near his hometown of Tikrit. "Every honest person who knows Saddam know that he is firm and powerful. Saddam was tranquilized when captured," she said in an interview with the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya television station. "He would be a lion even when caged,"...