Accusations against Saddam's brother announced: RFI
Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran
Ilam, April 20, IRNA -- Radio Free Iraq (RFI), monitored here, announced that the accusations brought up against Saddam Hussain's half-brother, Barzan al-Takriti, by a group of British lawyers, were announced on Saturday evening.
The Saudi-based RFI added, "A number of lawyers, members of the British Human Rights Organization, in a communique issued in London on Saturday evening, presented a long list of Barzan al-Takriti's accusations including serious violations of human rights, asking that he be put to rial at an international court of justice."
According to the RFI, Saddam's half-brother is in the British lawyers' communique accused of a broad range of systematic state terrors of the Ba'th regime's opponents during the 80s and 90s inside and outside Iraq.
They include the massacring of the Kurds that had rioted against Saddam's regime in 1983, and numerous inhumane crimes against a very large number of Iraqi citizens, including torture, rape, and psychological harassment, throughout Saddam Hussain's despotic rule.
Barzan al-Takriti is labeled as "the most horrible figure next to Saddam himself in ousted Iraqi regime," by the British lawyers in their communique.
He was the head of Iraq's horrible intelligence agency from 1979 to 1985, and the permanent representative of Saddam's regime at the European Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva from 1988 to 1997.
Barzan was meanwhile a reputable banker of Saddam in the West, and along with his brother, Watban Ibrahim Hassan al-Takriti, who is also arrested and in US custody now, were in the list of the 55 most wanted figures of the ousted previous Iraqi regime.
Saddam's two half brothers were arrested in Baghdad on Thursday night during a special force operation, and relying on information about their hideout provided by the Iraqi citizens.