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Iraq PM calls for Baath party ‘repentance’

AFP reports:

Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday called on members of Saddam Hussein's now-dissolved Baath party to declare their rejection of the party in writing, and threatened prosecution if they do not.

Nuri al-Maliki called on Baath members to "announce their repentance and innocence" and to sign a document to that effect "in front of the relevant state agencies," in a speech in the central Shiite shrine city Karbala.

"If not, they are subject to ... legal prosecution," he said.

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