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Jordan not to deport Saddam's daughter

Jordan says Saddam's daughter, Raghad is 'protected by local laws and international conventions'.

india Updated: Jul 04, 2006 14:05 IST

Jordan has said it will not extradite deposed Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein's daughter, Raghad as she is "protected by local laws and international conventions".

The Iraqi government has included Raghad in its most wanted list.

"There are very strict provisions that prohibit extraditing any person if the request made for that is driven by political motives", lawmaker Jamal Dmour, rapporteur of the Lower House Public Freedoms Committee, told the official news agency Petra.

He also cited the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, signed in New York in 1973, which stipulates that heads of states as well as members of their families are immune to punishment if they reside in a foreign country, the report said.

Earlier, Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit had said Saddam's daughter and her children are under the protection of the Hashemites.