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Report: Iraq's Olympic chief turned on top aide

Updated: March 25, 2003, 5:37 PM ET
By Tom Farrey | ESPN.com

As the longtime deputy chairman of the Iraqi National Olympic Committee, Aseel Tabra was known by former athletes as the trusted lieutenant to whom Uday Hussein turned to carry out many of his orders, even when those directives involved the imprisonment and torture of athletes and coaches.

To Uday, apparently, loyalty only counts for so much.

Tabra, whom the International Olympic Committee will likely want to speak to in its ethics probe, has been sent recently to one of Iraq's toughest ...

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