Saddam-era Iraqi minister dies in prison

Former Iraqi Information Minister Latif Nasif Jassim has died in prison.

According to Arab media from Baghdad, Latif Nasif Jassim, a close associate of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and former Minister of Information, died at the age of 80 from a heart attack.

He was also deputy chairman of the military bureau of the former Ba’ath party in Iraq.

Arab media added that Latif Nasif was sentenced to life in prison by an Iraqi court in 2009.

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