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    TWO staff members of the international Red Cross have visited former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in US custody in Iraq.
    "The aim of this visit is to track and monitor the conditions of detention and treatment of the detainee," Ms Doumani said, speaking from Amman, Jordan.We want to see whether he is getting enough food and water and also to check his health condition and to give him the possibility to write a message to his family, which he did."

    The ICRC is mandated to carry out visits to detainees under the Geneva Conventions on the conduct of warfare, but it never comments publicly on the conditions it finds.

    Ms Doumani said the ICRC would carry out a second visit to Saddam in due course, but she could not say when that would be.

    "We will repeat our visits as long as the person is in detention," she said.

    She declined to say how long the visit had been but said it was "long enough to get answers to the important questions."

    The ICRC has been seeking access to Saddam since his capture on December 13.

    The neutral, Swiss-based agency has already visited most of the 43 other high-ranking Iraqis captured by coalition forces, as well as many other prisoners of war and civilian internees in Iraq.
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    This Suggests From Everybodies Lack Of Posts Nobody Cares?!!!! Have We Slumped Back Into Political Apathy...................
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    (Original post by Nafisa)
    This Suggests From Everybodies Lack Of Posts Nobody Cares?!!!! Have We Slumped Back Into Political Apathy...................
    No it is just that noone is interested in that an orginisation has visited Saddam. Most people are probably more concerned about the situation of teh Iraqi civilians and whether Iraq can actually become a functional democracy. Frankly, I dont give a damn about what they intend to treat / punish Saddam. He is has been removed from power, the rest is formalities. I am more concerned how the coalition is treating the prisioners on guantanamo bay than what they do with Saddam. Let him rot in a small cell for all I care, it is more important that Iraq is stabilised so that the coalition forces may start to redraw troops. Once Iraq is up and running again we may start to bother about whether we give Saddam enough to eat...
 
 
 
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