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Saddam daughter asking body be buried in Yemen
30 Dec 2006 00:53:03 GMT
Source: Reuters

DUBAI, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's daughter has asked that his body be buried in Yemen, a source close to the family told Reuters on Saturday.

Iraqi officials have said Saddam will be executed at dawn in Baghdad, after being convicted on Nov. 5 of crimes against humanity in the killings of 148 Shi'ite men in the town of Dujail in 1982.

His daughter Raghd, who is exiled in Jordan, "is asking that his body be buried in Yemen temporarily until Iraq is liberated and it can be reburied in Iraq," a source close to the family said by telephone.

Defence lawyer Issam Jhazzawi told Reuters earlier Saddam's daughters were bracing for his imminent death. "The family are praying for him every minute and are calling on God that He let his soul rest in peace among the martyrs," he said.
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