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>KUWAIT TIMES 18 January 2000: Kuwait's state security investigators >interrogated on Monday Al Aa Hussein, head of the puppet government >set up by Iraq during its 1990 invasion of Kuwait. > >Al Aa was grilled for three hours before being sent back to the Central >Jail, local English daily Arab Times reported Tuesday. > >The interrogation focused on Al Aa's relations with the Iraqi government and >the testimony given by other eight members in the so-called, illegal interim >government, the newspaper quoted informed sources as saying. > >The sources said Al Aa was questioned about his relations with the Iraqi >ruling party and why he decided to stay in Iraq after the end of the 1991 >Gulf war that liberated Kuwait from the seven-month Iraqi occupation. > >Al Aa Hussein, accompanied by his four children, returned to Kuwait early >Friday morning aboard a Dutch flight with a Norwegian travel document valid >for only one trip. > >He was arrested by state security and taken to the Central Prison >immediately after the entry. His children were handed over to their >relatives here. > >Al Aa, once a young lieutenant in the Kuwaiti army, along with other eight >who worked in the Ministry of Defence, was said to be taken to Iraq just a >few days after the illegal invasion on August 2, 1990. > >It was announced later that they had formed the illegal provisional >government, headed by Al Aa. > >After the liberation of Kuwait, the eight men were released at the Kuwaiti >border and each given 50,000 U.S. dollars by Iraq. As they said on their >return they were forced to cooperate with the Iraqi regime, Kuwaiti legal >authorities, which found their claims genuine, acquitted them of any >wrong-doing. But Al Aa, who left Iraq for Norway about two years ago, was >issued a death sentence by a Kuwaiti court in 1991 on charges of high treason. > >The main aim he choose to return to Kuwait was, in his own words, to appeal >against the death sentence. His lawyer Khalid Abdel Jaileel has submitted a >petition objecting the death sentence and the state criminal court has >decided to start examining the case February 20. > >Meanwhile, local reports said that conditions around a house used to be >inhabited by Al Aa were quite normal. Kids were playing in front the house, >near which no additional security was observed. >> > ---------------------------------------------------------- firstname.lastname@example.org Get an Ali G themed email address now - only from http://www.funmail.co.uk