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He had worked for Dr Allawi's Iraq National Accord, which in the mid-1990s was based in the Kurdish enclave in northern Iraq.
Before his arrest, Mr Saber was instrumental in orchestrating a failed coup within the senior military ranks in 1996.
"I never thought I would say it given that he sentenced me to death," he said. "But I find myself wishing Saddam was still here. Only he had the knack of running this god-forsaken country."
Despite the failure of the putative putsch, Dr Allawi, a secular Shi'ite Muslim from a prominent Baghdad merchant family, emerged as a close ally of Western intelligence agencies, including MI6 and the CIA.
Five years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, Amnesty International has described the country as the most dangerous place in the world.
"Five years after the US-led invasion … Iraq is one of the most dangerous countries in the world," it said Sunday in a 24-page report, entitled "Carnage and Despair. Iraq Five Years On".
Despite a 'surge' in the number of US forces in the country, law and order and economic recovery were a 'distant prospect' while most Iraqis were living in poverty, with food shortages, lack of access to safe drinking water and high unemployment.
More than four in 10 Iraqis lived on less than one US dollar a day -- the UN standard for measuring poverty -- while the health and education systems were at near collapse and women and girls at risk of violence from extremists.
"Saddam Hussein's administration was a byword for human rights abuse," said Amnesty's director for Middle East and North Africa, Malcolm Smart. "But its replacement has brought no respite at all for its people."
Amnesty pointed to the detention of about 60,000 people by the US and Iraqi forces, most of them without charge, saying torture and ill-treatment of prisoners and miscarriages of justice were 'routine'.
Originally posted by RUFFREADY
His two sons were "taken out" with lots of bullets (rounds) ..their old man was hung, by the neck until dead , by the Iraq court.