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Uday Hussein was 'worse than a psychopath'

Latif Yahia has an extraordinary personal story - as a young Iraqi soldier in the late 1980s he was ordered to become the body double for Saddam Hussein's notoriously brutal son Uday. Latif Yahia played that role for four years, before fleeing Iraq with the help, he says, of the CIA.

He also says he witnessed Uday Hussein committing acts of violence against people, including one incident in which Uday took "a beautiful woman and transformed her into a barely breathing hunk of meat."

Uday Hussein died in 2003 along with his brother Qusay. They were killed when US forces attacked a villa in the Iraq city of Mosul.

The full interview with Latif Yahia will be broadcast on HARDtalk on Wednesday 2nd December 2009.

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