Hussein daughter, first wife named on Iraqi most-wanted list

[JURIST] Iraqi officials disclosed Sunday that Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter Raghad [Wikipedia backgrounder] and first wife Sajida [Wikipedia backgrounder] are named on its most-wanted list along with top Baathists and al Qaeda leaders. Iraqi authorities accuse the two of using secretly-looted money to fund Baathist insurgents. Raghad, now in Jordan, has led efforts to organize her father's legal defense [JURIST report]. The list also includes former Saddam deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri [BBC backgrounder], who remains at large. Reuters has more.

Responding to the report, Jordanian Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit said Raghad and her family were under royal protection in Jordan as guests for "pure humanitarian reasons" [PETRA news agency report] and that Iraq had made no request for her return.



 

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