By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline
Published: 21:14 BST, 17 August 2019 | Updated: 17:36 BST, 18 August 2019
An Iraqi doctor accused of crimes against humanity at Saddam Hussein's torture prisons has won UK asylum after judges deemed he had no choice.
The 54-year-old, identified only as MAB, treated torture victims while at the dictator's notorious jails in the early 1990s.
He moved to Libya in 1995 and left Colonel Gaddafi's regime in 2000, applying for UK asylum in 2007.
He had been denied asylum for his role in Saddam's Al-Istikhbarat intelligence wing, but the Court of Appeal ruled there was no evidence the doctor was involved in torture, The Telegraph reported.
Saddam Hussein (left) with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during the 1990s. Under Saddam's regime in the 1980s and 1990s, over a million people disappeared in Iraq
An investigation by the war crimes department of the Home Office Border Agency had denied him refugee status because he had 'committed crimes against humanity.'
The medic was not accused of torture but of complicity