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Saddam Hussein operated secret torture chamber in New York: Report

10:35 AM | 13 Oct, 2016
Saddam Hussein operated secret torture chamber in New York: Report
NEW YORK (Web Desk) - Iraq's former President Saddam Hussein had a secret torture chamber in the upscale neighbourhood of New York city for torturing and killing prisoners, it has been learnt.

The basement of the five-storey Mission of Iraq located in posh Upper East Side block near Central Park served as the torture chamber.

Shedding light on the gruesome details about what happened behind lush doors, anonymous officials disclosed untold stories.

“It was a dark room. The doors were reinforced in a way that nobody could break in or out. You didn’t need to sound proof it,” one official said. The other official added, “You’re not going to hear someone screaming down there.”

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According to the New York post, Agents of Mukhabarat abducted Iraqis who had fled his regime for America and brought them to be tortured inside Mission of Iraq. At the time, it was immune from American law as sovereign Iraqi territory.

The bodies of the prisoners were then sent back to Iraq and no one was allowed to see those.

An official privy to the harrowing stories detailed that the prisoners were brought to a windowless room in the basement where they faced bloodthirsty abuse.

Rubber hoses, planks of wood and pliers were involved, it is claimed.

"The doors were reinforced in a way that nobody could break in or out. You didn’t need to soundproof it,” one official said.

Saddam Hussain served as the fifth President of Iraq. He rose to power in 1979 and remain in office till 2003. He was executed in 2006 after being convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal for the murder of 148 Iraqi Shi'ites in the town of Dujail in 1982, in retaliation for an assassination attempt against him.

The writer is a civil servant.

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65

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