Kadhi Abdullah al-Hagri

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Qadhi Abdullah al-Hajjri (1911–10 April 1977) (Arabic: القاضي عبدالله الحجري‎‎) was the Prime Minister of the Yemen Arab Republic from 30 December 1972 until 10 April 1974. He was appointed by President Abdul Rahman al-Iryani.

He was assassinated in London on April 10, 1977, along with his wife Fatmiah and the minister plenipotentiary of North Yemen's embassy. All three were shot in their car outside the Royal Lancaster Hotel near Hyde Park.[1] Hajri's killer has never been identified, though a report in a Palestinian newspaper named one of the hijackers of Lufthansa Flight 181 as being wanted in connection with the killing.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Borrell, Clive. "Former Yemeni prime minister and wife in London triple shooting." The Times, 11 April 1977.
  2. ^ 'Hijack leader "wanted for London killings." The Times, 28 October 1977.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mohsin Ahmad al-Aini
Prime Minister of North Yemen
1972–1974
Succeeded by
Hassan Muhammad Makki