HAMADEI GUILTY OF COMPLICITY IN HOSTAGE DEATH
FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY
A West German court yesterday convicted a Shiite Muslim guerrilla, Muhammad Ali Hamadei, of complicity to murder and air piracy in the 1985 hijacking of a TWA airliner and sentenced him to life in prison. A United States Navy diver, Robert Stethem, was slain and 39 Americans were held hostage for 17 days during the hijacking.Skip to next paragraph
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Mr. Hamadei admitted taking part in the hijacking, but denied any role in the murder of a Stethem, blaming it on an accomplice.