Saddam’s eldest daughter plans to publish her father’s diary

Al Arabiya News on October 16, 2011 released the following:

“The eldest daughter of Saddam Hussein plans to publish a book of her father’s handwritten diaries, her lawyer, Haitham al-Harash, said.

Harash told United Press International that Raghad Saddam Hussein, 41, is looking for a specialized publishing company to print and distribute her father’s memoirs.

According to him, Raghad is receiving offers from publishing houses and is negotiating with them to claim all, legal rights to go to her and her family.

He did not say which era of the toppled Iraqi president’s rule the diaries will cover.

In October 2009, Khalil al-Dulaimi, who was the head of Saddam’s defense agency, wrote a book titled: “Saddam Hussein from the American Cell … this is What Happened!”

Dulaimi claims that the volume is the memoir of the Iraqi president, but Raghad has long disputed his assertion.

Meanwhile, Interpol is on the search for Raghad, accusing her of crimes including the incitement of terrorism.

The international police agency’s warrant was issued by Iraq and accuses her of funding terrorists tied to a number of attacks against coalition forces.

Raghad and her family are living under protection of the Jordanian royal family.

Saddam, the former president of Iraq, was convicted of crimes against humanity and executed in December 30, 2006.”

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