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Saddam's eldest daughter Raghad 'wanted'

world Updated: Aug 18, 2007 14:41 IST
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The international police organisation Interpol on Saturday issued a wanted notice for Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter, who is sought by the Iraqi government on suspicion of terrorism.

Interpol's "Red Notice" does not represent an international arrest warrant but is a request for foreign police forces to cooperate in tracking down 38-year-old Raghad Hussein and in extraditing her to face justice in Iraq.

Hussein has lived openly in Jordan since July 2003 and since last year has been on a list of 41 people associated with her father's regime that the new Iraqi government is seeking to prosecute for inciting violence.

Known to some as "Little Saddam" for her aggressive temperament, Raghad has taken a more public role in defending her father, who was executed on December 30 last year, than her sister Rana or her mother Sajida.

The wanted notice posted on Interpol's website said an Iraqi arrest warrant had been issued accusing her of inciting "crimes against life and health" and "terrorism".

It urged anyone with knowledge of her whereabouts to contact their local police or Interpol's headquarters in Lyon, France.