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West Germany / Hamadei Case #323114

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 09, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introd.

(Frankfurt, West Germany: Bill McLaughlin) Mohammed Ali Hamadei's role in 1985 Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacking recalled; scenes shown. Navy ofr. Robert Stethem noted murdered by hijackers. Hamadei reported confessing in court to hijacking but denying responsibility for Stethem's murder; parents Richard and Patricia Stethem noted attending trial. Hamadei reported blaming fellow terrorist Hassan Izz al-Dine for Stethem's murder; Hamadei quoted. [Middle E. expert Fouad AJAMI - comments on situation.] Judge Heiner Muckenberger quoted. Terrorist's brother Abdul Hamadei reported holding West German citizen Rudolf Cordes hostage in Beirut. (Artist: Richard Cole)

(Studio: Richard Roth) [TWA pilot John TESTRAKE - recalls ordeal and says he does not know which terrorist murdered Stethem.] [Passenger Jerome BARCZAK - recalls Stethem's murder.] [Terrorism expert Brian JENKINS - explains terrorist view of world and justice.] [Ex-hostage Allyn CONWELL - says he wants justice to be served.] Ex-hostages quoted.

Reporter(s):
McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard
Duration:
00:04:40

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