Locked Up Abroad: Son of Saddam

23 year-old Iraqi soldier Latif Yahia is fighting in the Iran-Iraq War when he was summoned to the Republican Palace. There, Saddam Hussein’s eldest son Uday demands that Latif becomes his body double. Latif is a near-exact physical match for the evil son, virtually his twin.  He doesn’t want the role, but Uday has him thrown in prison until Latif accepts he has no choice but to do as he is commanded.  He severs all ties with family, friends, and his previous identity and is trained to walk, talk, and behave exactly like his new master. While the position has it’s perks, Latif has to witness the manic son’s evil behavior – rape, murder, torture – on a daily basis. Although Latif narrowly survives several assassination attempts, it is only a matter of time before the devil turns on his brother, and Latif has to choose between death or escape…

For the full story, tune in to Locked Up Abroad: Son of Saddam tonight at 10P


  1. John.M
    June 27, 2012, 4:24 pm

    Latif Yahia he have all my respect.

  2. CoBrit
    Denver, CO
    June 27, 2012, 9:55 pm

    Good episode tonight. I highly recommend also watching the movie about this story, The Devil’s Double. Cracking film.

  3. Sandy
    June 28, 2012, 7:03 am

    I have seen the movie and now the tv show, I find this so facinating and I truly believe this man, how sad we live in a world so evil and people still cannot accept the truth, thank god for men like Mr.Yahia.

  4. Sarah Cunningham
    London, United Kingdom
    June 28, 2012, 11:27 am

    I respect Mr.Yahia because he is honest and educated, Some have tried to Discredited him, But he answered them on his website, he don’t giving up Especially with cowards like Eoin Butler and Ed Caesar, this is his Answer to”Freelance” journalists.

  5. Ann
    June 28, 2012, 3:25 pm

    I’m Irish and shame to be Irish anymore, I’m Sorry Latif for what hapend to you in Iraq and Ireland, We Love You, Irish government So Corrupt and we Don’t have a Democracy in Ireland, Shame on the Irish Government, F**k The Irish Corrupt Government, Always continue to speak your mind Latif, and To Alan Shatter Minister for Justice in Ireland shame on You, and to Eoin Butler you are Scom. I Suport you Latif xxx

  6. Jack Austen
    June 30, 2012, 8:11 am

    Latif Yahia honest and respectable man did not sell himself to the CIA.

  7. clay
    July 1, 2012, 2:52 pm

    This by far was one of the best episodes that I have seen. I was like watching a mini-movie. My heart went out to Latif and what he went through. It was so sad to see how he was tortured. In the end, he re-gained his freedom with a heavy price… the death of his father. Iam happy that everything has worked out for Latif and his family…may blessings stay upon you…

  8. BDavis
    Atlanta, GA
    July 17, 2012, 2:40 pm

    My heart & prayers goes out to you Latif !! I felt for you, not like some of the morons on this show that are trying to smuggle drugs, you were forced into doing something and stood strong!!

  9. :-)
    August 9, 2012, 4:29 pm

    this episode of locked up abroad should be nominated for an oscar…no, seriously….
    @BDavis: i was thinking exactly the same. when i saw them agree to smuggle drugs and getting themselves locked up, i just thought, serves them right. i mean, how can someone be so stupid.
    but not when i watched son of saddam. it sent a chill down my back, i really couldnt believe how someone could be so cruel. it was like feeling latifs pain, i was so shocked of what latif (and many others) had to go through, it brought tears to my eyes. but still…you stood your ground latif. you have a strong heart, you didn’t give up, even when you were an inch from death……i wish you all the best in the world.

  10. letecia olvis
    Northern Mindanao, Philippines
    August 10, 2012, 6:28 am

    i watched d episode, im happy you survived. i believe in your story. im sending my prayers for you and your family. (im always fascinated with stories in the Middle East cradle of different civilizations. The havoc of war really was terrible, im sad for the Iraqi people, hope they are truly liberated now after the Americans). Uday was killed by the American troops as was narrated in the story.

  11. Helen
    August 29, 2012, 7:25 am

    Latif Yahia has answered the Liars Eoin Butler and Ed Caesar The “Freelance” journalists in his web [website redacted]

  12. shoaib
    lahore pakistan
    September 29, 2012, 3:46 am

    owsOme episode

  13. John Seymoure
    Jacksonville, Illinois
    January 27, 2015, 12:04 pm

    If Saddam’s son has a Body Double, How do we know that Saddam himself and Osama Bin Laden don’t have Body Doubles that died for them and then these two Worldwide Criminals are still out there creating Havoc all around the World, and killing people like they were before the CIA thought they killed them! I really wonder if Osama iis dead anyway because it was so hokey how they supposedly killed Osama and disposed of his body at Sea. It just makes me not believe it. Afterall Isama brought down the World Trade Center, I would want to capture him and find out what other plans were being spread around for causing trouble on the USA! i don’t believe Osama is dead. He might be captured but not dead!