Syrian uncle in Finland wanted by Germany in connection with honor murder of niece
The TT published the story when it broke in 2009, and republishes it now, in full, below the fold. At the time, the TT received word that K. Hussain (48) was being sought in the murder of a young woman (named Ibithal) in Germany, the police initially thought that her cousin Ezzedin. A (20), who has since named the uncle as the murderer, had committed the crime.
NOTE: The TT was forwarded the partial names from an unnamed source.
IL: The district court (in Finland) held that the 51-year-old man may be transferred to Germany for a murder trial. (FRANK LEIMAN)
The family is standing firmly in support of the man suspected of murdering a young woman in Germany.
51-year-old Syrian born Finnish citizen has six children and eight grandchildren. Most of the children were with his wife today at the Helsinki District Court.
Family support was symbolic, as the District Court ruled that 51-year-old murder may be transferred to Germany for trial.
In its decision the district court, however, requires that, if the suspect is convicted of murder in Germany, he must immediately be returned to Finland for prison custody.
The 51-year-old denies the crime, and considers that the trial should be held in Finland. The suspect, according to the suspect, all of his close relatives and friends are living here, and is still suffering from health problems that prevent his extradition. (continue reading...)