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Secrecy still circles POW Saddam

The fate of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein remains shrouded in mystery, almost six weeks after his capture. The US-led coalition in Iraq has provided scant information about his whereabouts or the conditions under which he is being kept. The Red Cross, which applied to see the former leader two weeks ago, said it had not yet agreed a date for a visit with the coalition authorities. But a spokesman said he was “fairly hopeful” a visit would go ahead. Florian Westphal of the Middle East and Africa section of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) told BBC News Online that he assumed the coalition countries would live up to their obligations under the Geneva Conventions. Full Story

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