The walls just get closer
May 26, 2003 2:58 PM   Subscribe

In Anne Frank fashion, a man sentanced to death by Saddam Hussein emerges from hiding after twenty years. Years spent living In between the walls of his parents house.
posted by bitdamaged (9 comments total)
Wonder if the US or someone in the US will set him up with replacement teeth
posted by rough ashlar at 3:33 PM on May 26, 2003

I'm 19. My entire life, he's been between those walls. An innocent man.

posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:51 PM on May 26, 2003

I don't understand why he didn't just actually leave the city or the country. Perhaps he didn't want to abandon his parents, but it's not like he was in a position to support them or protect them from anything.
posted by Hildago at 3:58 PM on May 26, 2003

I agree. Difficult as it would be to leave the country, I'd certainly give it a go after 10 years.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:11 PM on May 26, 2003

"I feel as if I had just given birth to him again," she said."

Where exactly was he hiding?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:38 PM on May 26, 2003


nope, probably not, PG. in that respect you have much in common!
posted by quonsar at 4:45 PM on May 26, 2003

posted by stbalbach at 4:45 PM on May 26, 2003

Wow... I couldn't even imagine... I get bored after a few days by myself, I can't imagine how bored he got!
posted by mabelcolby at 9:09 PM on May 26, 2003

This thread definitely needs a mention of Harriet Jacobs, who spent 7 years living in an attic space 7 ft. X 9 ft. X 3 ft. high in order to avoid sexual persecution by her white master. At least Anne Frank could walk around.
posted by junkbox at 1:38 PM on May 27, 2003

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