British child hostage who refused to sit on Saddam's knee is reunited with his rescuer Jesse Jackson 19 years after ordeal

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A five-year-old British hostage made to pose alongside Saddam Hussein in the run up to the first Gulf War, has been reunited with U.S. civil rights campaigner the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who helped secure his eventual release.

The haunting images of a clearly terrified Stuart Lockwood clad in a football top and stood before the Iraqi dictator, who playfully ruffled the child's hair, provoked outrage and consternation across the West.

Mr Lockwood, now 24, his brother and parents, were amongst a number of Britons used as human shields by the Iraqis during the 1990 conflict.

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