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2005-12-22 20:20:45

By JoAnne Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The brothers of a U.S. Navy diver killed in a 1985 hijacking expressed outrage on Thursday that a Hizbollah hijacker had been released by Germany and demanded Lebanon turn him over to the United States for trial. Mohammad Ali Hammadi was quietly released last week after serving nearly 19 years of a life sentence for his role in the hijacking of a TWA airliner and the murder of U.S. Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem in Beirut. He was immediately...

2005-12-21 17:41:32

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon criticized on Wednesday U.S. demands that it hand over a Hizbollah hijacker released by Germany after nearly 19 years in jail for murdering an American. Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said Lebanon's judicial authorities were looking at the legal status of Mohammad Ali Hammadi, who was freed quietly last week and immediately returned to Lebanon despite objections from Washington, which has vowed to bring him from Lebanon to face a U.S. judge. "Originally they...

2005-12-20 09:28:02

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has quietly released a Hizbollah member jailed for life for the murder of a U.S. Navy diver, apparently disregarding Washington's wish to extradite him, diplomats and German officials said on Tuesday. "He served his term," Eva Schmierer, a spokeswoman for Germany's justice ministry, told a news conference. Sources in Berlin and Beirut said earlier that Mohammad Ali Hammadi, convicted of killing Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem in Beirut...

2005-12-20 07:43:18

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany confirmed on Tuesday the release of a Hizbollah member jailed for life for the torture and murder of a U.S. Navy diver two decades ago but denied receiving an extradition request from the United States. "He served his term," a spokeswoman for Germany's Justice Ministry told a news conference. She said her ministry never received an official extradition request from Washington, though she said authority over the case rested with local justice authorities in...

2005-12-20 07:27:15

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany confirmed on Tuesday the release of a Hizbollah member jailed for life for the torture and murder of a U.S. Navy diver two decades ago but denied receiving an extradition request from the United States. "He served his term," a spokeswoman for Germany's justice ministry told a news conference. She said her ministry never received an official extradition request from Washington, though she said authority over the case rested with local justice authorities in...

2005-12-20 06:39:57

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Germany has secretly released a Hizbollah member jailed for life for killing a U.S. Navy diver and returned him to Lebanon despite an extradition request from the United States, Lebanese political sources said on Tuesday. They said Mohammad Ali Hammadi, convicted of killing Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem during the 1985 hijacking of a TWA flight diverted to Beirut and sentenced to life without parole, was flown back to the Lebanese capital last...

2005-12-20 05:52:19

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Germany has secretly released a Hizbollah member jailed for life for killing a U.S. Navy diver and returned him to Lebanon despite an extradition request from the United States, Lebanese political sources said on Tuesday. They said Mohammad Ali Hammadi, convicted of killing Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem during the 1985 hijacking of a TWA flight to Beirut and sentenced to life without parole, was flown back to Beirut last week. Diplomatic sources in Germany...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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