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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Hezbollah killer freed as hostage is released

GERMANY has quietly released a Hezbollah member jailed for life for the murder of a US Navy diver, disregarding Washington's desire that he be extradited or remain behind bars, officials said yesterday.

The government said there was no link between Mohammad Ali Hammadi's release and that of a German hostage in Iraq just days later.

"He served his term," Eva Schmierer, a spokeswoman for Germany's justice ministry, told a news conference.

Sources in Berlin and Beirut said that Mohammad Ali Hammadi, who was convicted of killing Robert Dean Stethem in Beirut during the 1985 hijacking of a TWA flight and sentenced to life in prison, was flown to Lebanon last week.

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Cross-posted: Knickerbocker News, The Bos'un at MSN

1 comment:

Crazy Politico said...

My blood boils when I think of this guy being free. Hopefully someone finds him and gives him the justice he deserves