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Man jailed for life over Margaret Hassan murder

A member of the gang that kidnapped and murdered Irish-born aid worker Margaret Hassan has been jailed for life in Iraq today.

The 59-year-old director of the British aid agency Care International was kidnapped while on her way to work in Baghdad in October 2004.

She was shot dead just under a month later, but her remains have never been found.

An Iraqi man - Ali Lutfi Jassar - had pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and murder charges in relation to the case, but he was convicted and given a life sentence in Baghdad today.

He was arrested last year after contacting the British Embassy and seeking money in return for revealing where Ms Hassan was buried.

Another man was also jailed for life in 2006 for aiding and abetting the kidnappers, but his sentence was reduced on appeal.

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