The Mahdi would really be proud of you boys wouldn't he? : "They said to me, 'You mention the Mahdi army one more time and we will beat you, then jail you'," Nour, 21, recalled at the weekend. They were true to their word. She left prison 15 days ago and has been on the run since. "I'm scared," she said. "So scared, but who can I turn to?"