Vienna – Saddam Hussein’s Nephew Applies For Asylum In Austria


    Traiskirchen station in Lower Austria, where Saddam Hussein's nephew - identified only as Bashar N - was detained. Photograph WIKIMEDIAVienna – A nephew of Iraq‘s late dictator Saddam Hussein has applied for asylum in Austria after he was arrested with no legal documents, the interior ministry said Friday.

    The 42-year-old man, who was identified only as Bashar N., has been wanted by Iraqi authorities since 2006, Austrian media reported.

    Austrian tabloid newspaper Kronen Zeitung said he was wanted on terrorism charges.

    He was detained Thursday during a routine police control near Vienna because he did not have a passport.

    The man was identified through his fingerprints, an interior ministry spokesman was quoted as saying by Austrian Press Agency APA.

    The Iraqi embassy in Vienna had no immediate comment. dpa al jln Author

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