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Iraq bans visits to Saddam’s grave – Al Jazeera English – Middle East

Posted in Uncategorized by T.Salami on July 6, 2009

A matyr to some, public enemy number 1 to many; Excerpt:

The Iraqi government has banned all organised visits to the grave of Saddam Hussein, the country’s former leader who was executed in 2006.

The government issued the order on Monday after some schools began arranging trips for their pupils to visit the site in Saddam’s native village of Al-Awja, outside the northern town of Tikrit, a government statement said.

“The cabinet secretariat has sent instructions to the education ministry and to Salaheddin province and its provincial council banning the organisation of visits to the tomb of the president of the former regime,” the statement said.

Thousands of Saddam’s Sunni Arab supporters regularly visit the site to commemorate the former leader with poems and songs of praise.

Many also visit to mark the anniversaries of his birth and death.

via Al Jazeera English – Middle East – Iraq bans visits to Saddam’s grave .

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