Thursday, December 05, 2002

Human Rights Groups Complains That Hussein's Son Tortures Iraqi Athletes

I'll say it again ... the best reason to attack Iraq is to get Hussein out of power before his children can take control.

"Iraq has violated every single provision of the IOC Code of Ethics,'' said Charles Forrest, chief executive of Indict. "The IOC should have investigated this on its own. Now I hope it will be forced to.''

The group formally demanded that the IOC expel Iraq's national Olympic committee because its chief -- Saddam Hussein's eldest son Uday -- tortured and jailed athletes who failed to please him. The group said it included witness statements from exiled former Iraqi athletes and United Nations reports to build its case.

Iraq was investigated in 1997 by FIFA, the international soccer governing body, following allegations that members of the Iraqi national team were tortured because they lost a key match.

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