|On 10 March 1997, Yahia allegedly threatened a refugee official in Norway, showing up at his office with a can of gasoline, pouring it out over the floor, and threatening to light it||When they realized he was not Uday, he was released and granted asylum in Austria in 1992|
|Although Saddam's purported use of body doubles was widely known, two confidantes of Uday Hussein denied that he used doubles||He alleges that he became Uday's double in September 1987 during the , in which he was a lieutenant|
His relationship with Uday later deteriorated.
|According to Yahia, the final straw in came when a woman Uday was interested in paid more attention to Yahia||One said that Yahia was arrested for impersonation of Uday in 1990, and the other corroborated the incident, also stating that Yahia pretended to be Uday to pick up women|
|Yahia disputes these claims, saying that his very existence was a state secret||Yahia, Latif 14 January 2012|
During the Iraqi , Yahia was used as a morale booster for the Iraqi troops and sent to posing as Uday to meet with troops.2
|He is known for being the alleged former body double of||At the age of 23, he was summoned from the frontlines to the , where he discovered that Uday remembered that classmates had remarked on the resemblance between the two when they were in school together|
|I was Saddam's Son released on 1 May 1994 by|
himself, when asked during an session about whether any in the Iraqi government, notably his son Uday, used body doubles, went on to deny these claims, stating, "I think my sons would not do this.