Baghdad, January 22:Â The Iraqi authorities Sunday banned individuals from visiting former Iraqi president Saddam Hussien’s grave over two years after having already prohibited organised visits to it in the Salahudin province, a police source said.
“The Iraqi cabinet directed authorities of Salahudin province to take all necessary measures to prevent any visit to Saddam Hussein’s grave,” Xinhua quoted a source from the provincial operations as saying.
Hussein’s body, along with those of his two sons and other relatives, is buried in his hometown of al-Ouja near Salahudin provincial capital city of Tikrit, some 170 km north of Baghdad.
Ousted following a US-led invasion in 2003, Hussein was executed in 2006 after an Iraqi court sentenced him to death for crimes against humanity.
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