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Hikmat Mizban Ibrahim Al-Azzawi

Hikmat Mizban Ibrahim Al-Azzawi held the portfolios of finance minister and deputy prime minister. He was captured on April 18, 2003 by the Iraqi police before being handed over to the US military.

Hikmat al-Azzawi had been arrested in 1960 for his involvements involvement in anti-government activities. His membership to the Ba'ath party dates back to 1968. That same year, he was named undersecretary of the commerce Ministry. He eventually became the country's commerce minister.

He later was appointed in the mid-1970's as the governor of the Iraqi Central Bank; a post from which he was fired in 1977 for refusing to transfer a large sum of money for Saddam's uncle.

Al-Azzawi was appointed finance minister in 1995 following years of writing articles praising Saddam Hussein. He was also given the post of deputy prime minister in 1999.






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