United Kingdom grants asylum to chemical weapons specialist from Saddam Hussein era

United Kingdom grants asylum to chemical weapons specialist from Saddam Hussein era

The United Kingdom has granted asylum to an Iraqi chemist involved in the killing of 100,000 people with chemical gas during the era of Saddam Hussein, according to British newspaper Sunday Mirror.

According to a report published by this newspaper, the Iraqi scientist whose identity remains anonymous, is a former Brigadier General in the army of the Saddam Hussein government who requested asylum after arriving in London on a work visa.

British Home Secretary Priti Patel tried to fire him, but he was allowed to stay after insisting he risked execution in Iraq upon his return.

The Iraqi brigadier General subsequently raised his case to the Supreme Court of the Immigration and Asylum Service, which ruled in his favor last July. Now, he has reportedly obtained the right of permanent residence in Great Britain.

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