The Iraqi government has demanded that Jordan extradite a number of Iraqi opposition figures who reside in the Hashemite Kingdom for alleged support of terror and involvement in money laundering.
One of these opposition figures is Raghad Hussein, the daughter of Iraq’s fifth president, Saddam Hussein, who was executed by the Iraqi government which replaced his regime in 2006.
In a statement released Wednesday following a meeting between the Jordanian consul in the city of Irbil and senior Iraqi officials, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said: “Iraq asked Jordan to coordinate the extradition of people residing in its territory who are wanted by the Iraqi judicial system.”
It is not the first time Iraq has demanded that Jordan extradite Hussein’s daughter, who has been living in Amman since 2003, when American forces occupied Iraq and toppled her father’s regime.
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