Chevaline … Al-Hilli … Sylvain Mollier … murders …

  Update: Tuesday, October 30, 2012: The following is exclusive: The body of Saad Al-Hilli, 50, was embalmed and so was the body of his wife Iqbal, 47, and that of Mr. Al-Hilli’s septuagenarian mother-in-law, Suhaila Al-Allaf. The body of Frenchman Sylvain Mollier, 45, the fourth victim of the still unknown assassin of Wednesday, September […]

 

Update: Tuesday, October 30, 2012:

The following is exclusive:

The body of Saad Al-Hilli, 50, was embalmed and so was the body of his wife Iqbal, 47, and that of Mr. Al-Hilli’s septuagenarian mother-in-law, Suhaila Al-Allaf.

The body of Frenchman Sylvain Mollier, 45, the fourth victim of the still unknown assassin of Wednesday, September 5, who brutally gunned down the Iraqi-born British family on a lay-by near to the Upper Savoy village of Chevaline, was not embalmed. Chevaline is approximately 372 miles (600 kilometers) from Paris and 65 miles (60 kilometers) from the Swiss city Geneva.

French prosecutor Eric Maillaud was given the go-ahead for the embalmment by Mr. Al-Hilli’s brother, the 53-year-old Zaid Al-Hilli, who had received the request through the British embassy in Paris.

The embalming means that the investigators no longer need to carry out further examination of the bodies of the Al-Hilli couple and of Mrs. Suhaila Al-Allaf.  The three were buried on Sunday, October 21, in the Shia Muslim sector of the Brookwood Cemetery near Woking, Surrey.

The fact that the body of Sylvain Mollier was not embalmed means that the investigators could, if needed, carry out further examination on his remains. His burial took place without prior announcement one evening and the cemetery has not been named.

However, according to French law a body that is to leave French territory, even if it is to be taken just a mile across the French frontier, must be embalmed. The funeral parlor undertaking the transport of the defunct must obtain written permission for the embalming from the next of kin although embalming will be done even if such permission is not granted.  In Mrs. Suhaila Al-Allaf’s case her next of kin was her son Haydar Thaher al-Saffar but considered non compos mentis he was excluded.

In 1997 the embalming of the body of Princess Diana caused anger and consternation in Britain as it was thought that the French were trying to hide or cover up the fact that she was assassinated and did not die in a car accident. There was however not a word of protest in the British newspapers that Prince Charles had given permission for the embalming when as an ex-husband he was not her next of kin but so was her brother, Charles, 9th Earl Spencer. The Princess’s two sons, the princes William and Harry were still minors and therefore excluded as next of kin.

Apart from France’s law regarding the cross-border transport of bodies another two laws demand that a body must be embalmed. These are the Berlin Agreement on the Transport of Human Remains of 1937 and the Strasbourg Agreement on the Transfer of Corpses of 1973.

Embalming is accepted by the Christian religion and is tolerated by the Jewish religion but under certain circumstances only. It is forbidden by Islam. However, Islam does allow embalming should a body be transported over a long distance and across borders as in the case of the Al-Hilli couple and Mrs. Suhaila Al-Allaf.

If you want to read what I have already written about this gruesome and cruel slaying of a family on vacation and of a Frenchman you can do so   here   and here.    Comments have closed on those two links, but you can join our debate below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn Z. Tomlins

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    Marilyn Z. Tomlins Says:

    New thread for comments.

    new thread: the 3rd

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    Alexander Cartier Says:

    @ Lars & Oui:

    Well maybe you guys should avoid writing the word Gre#$§<|

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    Lars Says:

    @Oui if you still can read this!

    When I had problems with this blog earlier it was probably because of some strange character in the comment I was trying to post. What character it was, or how it did get there I don’t know.

    I was all the time trying to repost the same message, and I always got the same answer “oops, this page does not exist…”. The blog could for some reason not accept exactly that comment/character.

    So try to write a new comment, maybe it will work again.

    Welcome back!

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    Alexander Cartier Says:

    @ NR:

    Your “baguette scenario” comment (and the baguette scenario by Max itself) brought me to think of just one more title for the “Music from and inspired by the blog of Marilyn Z. Tomlins”:

    after

    UK Apache & Shy-FX “Original Nuttah”

    and

    Edi Amin – “German Lugers”

    and

    MC Solaar – “Up n my grill”

    now

    Guns ‘n’ Roses – “The Spaghetti incident”.

    P.S. “‘And now for something completely different’ [Monthy Python]: ‘Carthago has to be destroyed’ [Cicero] …ahem…no, what I wanted to ask once again:

    Did Sylvain Mollier ever exist?

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    Marilyn Z. Tomlins Says:

    @Alexander re: Bank of France and Skyfall

    Not seen Skyfall yet. But I may agree with your wife.

    Alexander, we were going to get into the bank from the sewer! But I will find someone else now.

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    Alexander Cartier Says:

    @ Marilyn re La Comtessa’s US election comment not been passed:

    Thought the same thing when I posted my FB friend’s gun control cause – nevertheless it passed – have well understood we’re not on *every* same page here – do accept different opinions – appreciate blogging together with everybody no matter what opinion they have – love to watch old “Sledge Hammer” episodes too!

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