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Saddam daughter wants to publish his memoirs: report

Raghad, a daughter of executed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, plans to publish her father's memoirs, her Jordanian lawyer said today.

world Updated: Oct 16, 2011 20:06 IST

Raghad, a daughter of executed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, plans to publish her father's memoirs, her Jordanian lawyer said on Sunday.

"Raghad is looking for an international publishing company to publish her father's memoirs, which he himself wrote," Haitham Herish told Al-Ghad newspaper.

"These are the real and authentic memoirs, and Raghad is open to any offer that would preserve the rights of her family."

Raghad, the eldest of Saddam's three daughters, fled with her sister Rana and children to Jordan in 2003.

In 2009, Saddam's former attorney Khalil al-Dulaimi published what he said was the memories of the Iraqi leader who was toppled in the US-led invasion of 2003, based on their conversations.

In the 480-page book, "Saddam Hussein Out of US Prison: What Happened?" Dulaimi wrote that Saddam had planned to escape from his US-run prison with the help of loyalists, including former bodyguards.

Saddam was captured by US troops in December 2003, eight months after the fall of Baghdad, in a pit on a farm near his hometown of Tikrit in northern Iraq.

He was hanged in December 2006 after being convicted of crimes against humanity.