Saddam’s letters confiscated

Amman: US forces have confiscated three letters written by ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to his family to check their contents before releasing them, an ICRC spokeswoman said here today. "The US authorities are holding on to three messages written by Saddam to his family to check their content and for the purpose of censorship," Nada Doumani said. She said this was in line with the terms of the Geneva Conventions. "This is what we told the lawyers who were complaining about the delay" in delivering the letters, she said. —AFP