Dr Munjed Al Muderis
An Amazing Journey 'The Roulette of Life'
Munjed, a junior surgeon, holed up in the women's bathroom of the Baghdad hospital, hunches forward, fixing his eyes on the brown tiled floor. Panicking, he tries to control it by taking a deep breath. He wipes his forehead and closes his eyes. If Saddam's security guard finds him there, it will be the end of it, a shot in the head or jail time if he's lucky.
It's the longest five hours of his life... Curled up on the floor, the lethal silence is only punctuated by moments of terror when some other nurse enters the adjoining operating room to wash. Munjed hears their conversations, the detail of what the young doctors have been forced to do, betraying the Hippocratic spirit, torturing those condemned by Saddam. Fortunately, no one notices his location, in the toilet stall in the corner.