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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Iraqi gets life for slaying aid worker

BAGHDAD, June 3 (UPI) -- An Iraqi insurgent accused of kidnapping and slaying a British woman was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

Two more face trial in Hassan slaying

BAGHDAD, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Two Iraqi men face trial in Baghdad for their roles in the 2004 kidnap and slaying of British aid worker Margaret Hassan, officials say.

Iraq Press Roundup

In its Friday editorial, the al-Ittihad newspaper of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan said that until today, there has been no mutually agreed upon global definition of "terrorism" or "terrorist."
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Margaret Hassan
Margaret Hassan, director of CARE International in Iraq, was who was kidnapped several days ago and appeared in a video on Oct. 22, 2004, crying and asking Tony Blair to pull British forces out of Iraq. (UPI Photo)
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Margaret Hassan (also known as Madam Margaret) (18 April 1945 – November 2004) was an Irish aid worker who had worked in Iraq for many years until she was abducted and murdered by unidentified kidnappers in Iraq in 2004, at the age of 59.

She was born Margaret Fitzsimons in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland, to parents Peter and Mary Fitzsimons. However, soon after the end of World War II her family moved to London, England, where she spent most of her early life and where her younger siblings were born. At the age of twenty seven, she married Tahseen Ali Hassan, a twenty-nine-year-old Iraqi studying engineering in the United Kingdom. She moved to Iraq with him in 1972, when she began work with the British Council of Baghdad, teaching English. Eventually she learned Arabic and became an Iraqi citizen, as was required of foreigners under Saddam Hussein's government.

She remained a Roman Catholic throughout her life and never converted to Islam as was widely reported after her death. A requiem Mass was held for her, after her death was confirmed, at Westminster Cathedral by Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Margaret Hassan."
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