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The World

May 27, 1987

The State Department said it is still pressing for the extradition of accused hijacker Mohammed Ali Hamadi despite a report that West Germany is trying to strike a deal that would keep him in Europe. Hamadi, a Lebanese Shia Muslim arrested in Frankfurt in January, is wanted in the United States for alleged involvement in the 1985 hijacking of a TWA jetliner in which a Navy diver was shot to death. The Bonn government reportedly is trying to conclude a deal to try Hamadi in West Germany, and in return, Muslim kidnapers would free two West German businessmen abducted in Beirut.

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