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Q: Saddam Hussein's location now ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Saddam Hussein's location now
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: drtownsend-ga
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Posted: 24 Dec 2004 14:58 PST
Expires: 23 Jan 2005 14:58 PST
Question ID: 446964
Where is Saddam Hussein being held now?
Subject: Re: Saddam Hussein's location now
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 19 Jan 2005 05:04 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi drtownsend,

All I can tell you is what is reported.  I cannot confirm the
accuracy.  Saddam Hussein is being held at Camp Cropper which is
inside, or very near the Bagdad Airport.

Friday 24 December 2004, 12:13 Makka Time, 9:13 GMT
..."Hussein is being held in Camp Cropper, a US base at Baghdad airport..."

Hussein?s new regime behind bars  (an excerpt)
..."This is no ordinary city shrub: The tree sits inside Camp Cropper,
a US-run prison at Baghdad's fortified airport. And the bespectacled
keeper is no mere gardener: He is Saddam Hussein, former president of
Iraq, a ruler with an iron fist, now reduced to being a recluse with a
green thumb.

These are hard times for a man used to the perks of dictatorship,
whose wish was others' command, and, if not carried out, sometimes
their execution.

Nowadays, as Camp Cropper's number one inmate, Hussein, 67, is subject
to the orders of US military personnel who guard him, and to the
rigors of an institutional schedule that allows for showers just twice
a week -- a blow for someone reputed to be so germ-conscious that he
is reported to have asked visitors to disinfect their hands before
meeting him.

Held in solitary confinement, Hussein whiles away his time reading,
writing, and munching on muffins and cookies as he awaits trial on war
crimes charges.

Such is the scene that Bakhtiar Amin, the human rights minister in
Iraq's new government, describes having seen two weeks ago on a prison
inspection tour that included Camp Cropper...."

WAR: Saddam Jail Named For First Time.
..."It has been an open secret in Iraq for some time that Saddam was
at Camp Cropper, but Amin's remarks are thought to be the first time
his place of detention has been confirmed publicly..."

Saddam's life in prison revealed (July 2004)
..."Saddam Hussein is being held in solitary confinement with no
access to media, but he has books, studies the Koran daily and writes
poetry......Mr Amin did not reveal exactly where the former president
was being held, although it is thought to be at a US military prison
in Iraq, the Guardian said..."

Hussein's Day, Not Forgetting Cookie Snacks
..."Mr. Hussein is being held in a white-walled air-conditioned cell,
a little more than 9 feet wide and 13 feet long, Mr Amin said. He is
kept apart from the other prisoners, who can mix freely during the
daily three-hour exercise periods..."

If I can be of further assistance in regards to Saddam Hussein being
held at Camp Cropper, please don't hesitate to ask via the "Request
For Clarification" feature.


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drtownsend-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Saddam Hussein's location now
From: pinkfreud-ga on 24 Dec 2004 15:06 PST
Not surprisingly, they aren't telling precisely where he is:

"December 18, 2004
Baghdad: Saddam Hussein has had his first meeting with a lawyer since
he was captured by US soldiers just over a year ago.

The former Iraqi president spoke with the member of his defence team
for four hours on Thursday at an undisclosed location in Baghdad where
he and 11 aides remain in US custody awaiting trial on war crimes,
genocide, torture and other charges, Iraqi officials said."
Subject: Re: Saddam Hussein's location now
From: onewhoseesthewind-ga on 24 Dec 2004 21:55 PST
Why would you need to know?  If I knew I wouldn't tell as it might be
read by those few crazy pro saddam freaks.

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