posted on Feb, 21 2004 @ 08:00 AM
Two international Red Cross (ICRC) officials Saturday visited Saddam Hussein in U.S. custody somewhere in Iraq, a spokeswoman said for the ICRC
The delegates ? one of them a doctor ? saw the ousted Iraqi leader at an undisclosed location and they hope to have regular visits, said Nada Doumani,
spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
They carried out a physical and mental evaluation of the former president, who is in US custody in Iraq, the ICRC workers also took a handwritten
letter to Saddams family, it is unknown what the contents of this letter are.
The US gave Saddam Hussein prisoner of war (POW) status on 9 January, paving the way for the Red Cross to visit him under the terms of Third Geneva
The ICRC said that the coalition forces respected all the requirements of the visit.
[Edited on 21-2-2004 by Nerdling]
[Edited on 23-2-2004 by Zion Mainframe]