Dr. Al Muderis on fleeing Saddam’s Iraq

Sep 29, 2014

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Dr. Munjed Al Muderis

Dr. Munjed Al Muderis fled Iraq in 1999 when he was ordered to amputate the ears of Iraqi soldiers who had deserted Saddam’s regime.

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He fled to Jordan before making his way to Java where he boarded a people smuggling boat crammed with 150 passengers bound for Christmas Island.

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Dr. Al Muderis’ book, Walking Free, is out now.

Listen to Dr. Munjed Al Muderis talk to Will Goodings about his experiences, including going to school with Saddam’s sons:

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