Saddam Hussein’s eldest daughter Raghad to stand for Iraqi Parliament

raghad-saddam-husseinnews54sf545fsThe eldest daughter of late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein intends to launch a new tribal coalition to run in the country’s 2018 national elections, media outlets reported on Friday.

Raghad Saddam Hussein, 48, currently lives in Jordan but could return to Iraq under a controversial amnesty passed by Parliament last month.

The Jordanian royal family rejected a request from Iraq’s Foreign Ministry in May to extradite Raghad and other figures from Saddam’s regime who are wanted by the country’s judiciary.

In April 2010, the international police organisation Interpol issued an arrest warrant for Raghad primarily at Baghdad’s request.

She is sought by the Iraqi government on suspicion of terrorism and has openly pledged her support for the ISIS jihadist group.