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Kuwaitis Reported Still Held in Iraq

September 09, 1993| Associated Press

LONDON — Two years after the Gulf War, Iraq is still holding hundreds of Kuwaitis and other foreign prisoners, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Iraq overran Kuwait in August, 1990, and was defeated seven months later in the Gulf War.

During the invasion, thousands of Kuwaitis and third-country nationals were arrested and transferred to Iraq. More than 7,000 were repatriated after the war, and Iraq says no prisoners remain, Amnesty International said.

But the Kuwaiti government contends that more than 650 Kuwaitis are still missing in Iraq. Amnesty said it believes hundreds of people from Kuwait, other Arab countries and Iran--many of them civilians--are still being held.

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