A U.S. soldier watches as a statue of Iraq's President Saddam Hussein falls in central Baghdad, Iraq April 9, 2003. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Fourteen officials from Saddam Hussein's regime are still in Iraq's prisons, 15 years after the late dictator was deposed by a U.S.-led invasion in 2003, according to an AFP survey.The remaining detainees include Saddam's defense minister, Gen. Sultan Hashim Ahmad, sentenced to death in June 2007 .All detained former regime officials are being held in Nasiriyah prison in the country's south, according to Badia Araf, a lawyer representing some detainees.Five of Saddam's lieutenants are still believed to be on the run, the most famous being Ezzat al-Douri, former vice president of the dictator's Revolutionary Command Council whose death has been announced by authorities several times.
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