January 12, 1988 |
West German police, acting on a tip, arrested a 27-year-old woman Monday on suspicion of planting a bomb in a West Berlin discotheque in 1986 that killed two U.S. servicemen and a Turkish woman and injured more than 200 other people. Authorities suggested that Christine Gabriele Endrigkeit was apprehended because of her connection with a Jordanian convicted of a previous bombing in West Berlin--which allegedly was masterminded by Syrian intelligence.
January 11, 1988 |
Police are searching for a West Berlin woman suspected of planting a bomb nearly two years ago that killed two U.S. servicemen and a Turkish woman and wounded more than 200 people in a West Berlin discotheque, authorities said Sunday. President Reagan blamed Libya for the April 5, 1986, attack on the La Belle discotheque and ordered the retaliatory bombing of Tripoli and Benghazi 10 days later. Libya said 37 people died and 93 were wounded in the U.S. raid.
January 7, 1988 |
A judge hearing the trial of accused kidnaper Abbas Ali Hamadi declared Wednesday that his court will not be intimidated by threats from a militant group in Beirut that is holding a West German businessman hostage. On the second day of Hamadi's trial in a Duesseldorf courtroom, Judge Klaus Arend spoke out in response to a written threat from the group. At the same time, West German authorities stepped up security at airports that might be targeted by terrorists.
November 6, 1987 |
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June 25, 1987 |
The West German government, formally rejecting a U.S. demand for extradition, announced Wednesday that it will try Mohammed Ali Hamadi, the accused hijacker of an American airliner, in a West German court. Government spokesman Wolfgang Schaeuble said that Hamadi, a 22-year-old Lebanese Shia Muslim, will be tried as soon as possible on charges of air piracy, murder and carrying explosives. U.S. officials, including Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, expressed satisfaction over the announcement.
June 25, 1987 |
President Reagan on Wednesday told the mother of a U.S. serviceman killed in a 1985 TWA hijacking that West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has assured the United States that "there will be no deal" to free the suspect being held by Bonn in the case. "We have made every effort to assure justice in the prosecution of the hijacker, (Mohammed Ali) Hamadi. I have the personal assurance of Chancellor Kohl that justice will be done," Reagan said in a telephone call to Patricia Stethem, mother of the U.
June 14, 1987 |
A top aide to Chancellor Helmut Kohl acted Saturday to clear up confusion that arose during the Venice economic summit over the status of an accused Lebanese terrorist with presumed ties to Iran, now held by West Germany and wanted in the United States for hijacking and murder. During and after the summit, Kohl and President Reagan and their spokesmen gave varying answers to questions about disposition of the case of Mohammed Ali Hamadi, 22, under U.S.