Blood on the Rings - Tales of Torture

Number 19446
Subject Sports
Source ESPN (Television Network) (Bristol, CT)
State CT
Year 2002
Publication Date 12/22/02
Summary The human rights violations by Saddam Hussein and his ruling family are well documented. Tom Farrey uncovered a new aspect of this story. Iraqi Olympic athletes were often tortured for failing to win competitions. Some accuse Saddam's son Uday Hussein with turning the Iraqi Olympic building into headquarters for criminal operations involving smuggling stolen cars and other goods.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 36
Keywords TAPE;TRANSCRIPT;Iraq;human rights;Olympics;torture;Saddam Hussein;Uday Hussein;athletes
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