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Saddam is a nice guy... No Really...

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by ethics, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Great Britain's Foreign & Commonwealth Office has released a report revealing that in 2000 Saddam Hussein approved amputation of the tongue as a penalty for abusive remarks about him or his family, and that he has broadcast TV pictures of this punishment as a warning to would-be dissenters; that Saddam's son Uday maintained a private torture chamber called "the Red Room" in a building disguised as an electrical-power plant along the Tigris River; that Saddam's army retains "professional rapists"; and that inmates in the "casket prison" in Baghdad are kept "in rows of rectangular steel boxes, as found in mortuaries," which are opened for only half an hour a day until the inmates either confess to crimes or die.

    "Saddam Hussein: Crimes and Human Rights Abuses" (www.fco.gov.uk/Files/kfile/hrdossier.pdf)

    Excerpt from the Atlantic.
  2. Swamp Fox

    Swamp Fox Veteran Member

    A few years back, he sued a newspaper in Europe when it called him a "dictator". I wonder what happened to that.
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    He lost! ;)

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