Kur­dish man faces jail for Hitler re­mark

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A KUR­DISH man who told a coun­cil hous­ing worker she was Hitler’s wife and should be shot is fac­ing prison.

Hus­sein Alyasi, 31, also asked staff if they knew who Isis were af­ter be­ing told they could not help him.

He was ar­rested at Galt House, Irvine, af­ter seek­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion from North Ayr­shire Coun­cil.

At Kil­marnock

Sher­iff Court, Iain

Gray, pros­e­cut­ing, told Alyasi he was not be­ing truth­ful by say­ing he did not un­der­stand English.

Mr Gray added: “The ac­cused asked if the staff knew who Isis were, then he stated that the woman should be shot. He told the worker that she had a bad heart, she was Hitler’s wife and she was a very bad woman.”

Speak­ing through an in­ter­preter, Alyasi, of Dun­fermline, Fife, said: “I apol­o­gise, I was very up­set. I lost my fam­ily and I was emo­tion­ally very bad.”

Sher­iff Moira McKenzie found Alyasi guilty of breach of the peace af­ter mak­ing the re­marks in Oc­to­ber 2016. Sen­tence was de­ferred. PROS­E­CU­TORS in­tend to go ahead with le­gal ac­tion in­volv­ing a vet­eran repub­li­can charged in con­nec­tion with the mur­der of Jean McConville, a lawyer told a court.

How­ever, no view was aired in court by a bar­ris­ter for the Crown on whether Ivor Bell’s de­men­tia di­ag­no­sis made him un­fit for a crim­i­nal trial. A fur­ther hear­ing is planned.

The test for prose­cu­tion of the 80-year-old, which in­volves an assess­ment

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