Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Hezbollah killer freed as hostage is released

From The Scotman Newspaper Wed, December 21, 2005

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.

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Cross-posted: The Bos'un at MSN

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