Terrorism No Deals: West Germany keeps a suspect

West Germany keeps a suspect

Ever since Mohammed Ali Hamadei was arrested at Frankfurt airport last January after bottles of liquid explosive were found in his luggage, the West German government had been in a quandary. At first there was hope that the Lebanese terrorist suspect would be extradited to the U.S., where he and three others are wanted for the 1985 hijacking of a TWA jetliner from Athens to Beirut and the murder of a passenger, U.S. Navy Diver Robert Stethem. But when two West Germans were kidnaped in Beirut a few days after Hamadei's arrest, the government began temporizing. Last week, despite months of...

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