1982 airline bomber still in immigration custody



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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Jordanian-born man convicted in a 1982 airline bombing that killed a Japanese teenager remains in federal immigration custody one year after being released from prison.

Mohammed Rashed was freed from prison last March after spending more than two decades in custody in Greece and the United States. As of Wednesday, he remained at an immigration detention facility in Batavia, N.Y.

A spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says authorities are trying to finish arranging Rashed's deportation, but won't say where he will be going or when. Rashed's attorneys did not immediately return messages.

The 64-year-old Rashed pleaded guilty in Washington in 2002 for his role in the bombing aboard Pan Am 830 from Tokyo to Honolulu. He had earlier been imprisoned in Greece after being prosecuted there.

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