By Brian Keenan
Brian Keenan went to Beirut in 1985 for a metamorphosis of scene from his local Belfast. He grew to become headline information whilst he used to be abducted through fundamentalist Shi'ite militiamen and held within the suburbs of Beirut for the following 4 and a part years. for a lot of that point he was once close off from all information and make contact with with an individual except his jailers and, later, his fellow hostages, among them John McCarthy.
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At around this time, Sihali had started renting his own flat in Elgin Road, about 20 minutes walk from 240, having fraudulently obtained housing benefit using the false name Cristophe Riberro. Sihali wanted to set up home so he could bring over his fiancée from France and began to gradually move his property across from 240. He was in no great hurry to move, however, and had agreed that, in the interim, Meguerba and Djedid could stay at Elgin Road. The prosecution’s case against Sihali revolved around his ties to Meguerba, the man that Bourgass had identified as the initiator of the poison plot and whose fingerprints had been found all over the recipes and other suspect items.
There had been no witnesses of fact, to testify to having seen or heard the defendants do anything suspicious. After so many weeks, Sweeney had not produced any single piece of damning evidence. Instead, he had left many conclusions dangling, unspoken, in the hope the jury would knit them together to make a conspiracy. Now it was the turn of the defence. If the prosecution case had ended more with a whimper than a bang, the defence seemed about to get off to a dramatic start. When the defence Archer T01953 01 text 25 30/07/2010 10:51 26 Ricin!
He had already confessed to having a false passport for himself and of trying to buy another one for his brother. Feddag’s alleged role in the plot was letting the lead conspirator, Kamel Bourgass, stay at his bed-sit in 352b High Road, Wood Green, and asking his father to bring castor beans – the key ingredient for making ricin – over from Algeria. Hedworth stressed that there was nothing to suggest Feddag knew about the poison recipes, as none of his fingerprints had been found on them or any of the other suspect equipment.
An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan