Locked Up Abroad: Latif was so psychologically disturbed at losing his own identity and by the role he was forced to play he even tried to commit suicide.
He survived eleven assassination attempts and was wounded nine times by bullets meant to assassinate Uday.
When Uday also shot him in a fit of temper, Latif fled Iraq helped by the CIA.
The CIA were grateful for Latif's insight into the regime and wanted him to be their spokesperson on Iraq. But, as his family were still in Iraq, Latif refused and moved to Austria where he hoped to live a peaceful life.
To earn an income, Latif wrote the first version of The Devil's Double revealing his time as Uday's fidai. And exposing the darkest secrets of the Saddam regime to a shocked world.
For refusing to work with them, he was covertly imprisoned for nine months by the CIA and on his release he found a bomb under his car doubtless planted on orders of Uday who was to later murder Latif's father.
For the next few years Latif travelled around Europe, surviving other assassination attempts and trying to live undisturbed under a false identity.. Airs June 27th/2012 10P et/pt, National Geographic National.