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One story was based on an interview we conducted with Badie Izzat, head of the defense team representing those accused of gassing the Kurds in Halabja during the Anfal campaign in 1986. As a defense lawyer, Izzat was arrested by the Iraqi court because the judge did not like the things that Izzat said both inside and outside court. The resulting situation was so dangerous, and such an embarrassment to the integrity of the court itself, that the Americans gave Izzat safe passage out of Iraq so that he wouldn't be killed. He is now essentially in exile in Syria.
A story about Iraqi doctors that have had to flee their country because of death threats. They are now in Damascus, doing what they can to get by, and continuing their practice by treating other refugees.