Blood of Innocents: Doctors say Hussein, not UN sanctions, caused children's deaths

“Doctors said they were forced to refrigerate dead babies in hospital morgues until authorities were ready to gather the little corpses for monthly parades in coffins on the roofs of taxis for the benefit of Iraqi state television and visiting journalists. The parents were ordered to wail with grief – no matter how many weeks had passed since their babies had died – and to shout to the cameras that the sanctions had killed their children, the doctors said. Afterward, the parents would be rewarded with food or money.” Matthew McAllesterBlood of Innocents: Doctors say Hussein, not UN sanctions, caused children’s deaths (Newsday)

But see also: “Surveys pointing to high civilian death toll in Iraq“.