05 June 2006

Life for man over Hassan murder

RTÉ

05 June 2006 12:25

A court in Baghdad has sentenced an Iraqi man to life in connection with the abduction and murder two years ago of the Irish-born aid worker Margaret Hassan.

A court official said Mustafa Salman had been charged with aiding and abetting the kidnappers.

Another man was cleared and a third was freed due to lack of evidence.
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Mrs Hassan, who was 59, had British, Iraqi and Irish citizenship; she was kidnapped in October 2004 and shot a month later.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern, had appointed a lawyer in Baghdad to represent the Irish government at the trial.

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