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LEE: Family of murdered Abdel Salam appear on Crimewatch
2:25pm Wednesday 28th April 2010 in News
FAMILY of a murdered human rights campaigner will appear on Crimewatch tonight in a bid to catch his killer.
The body of Abdel Salam Hassan Abdel Salam, aged 56, was found at his home in Boone Street, Lee, on March 13 after a neighbour noticed his front door was open.
A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as blood loss from a stab wound to the leg.
Mr Abdel Salam, who used two sticks to walk, worked for human rights organisation Redress, which helps torture survivors.
Last week the Met Police put up a £20,000 reward for information.
Now Mr Abdel Salam’s daughter Azza Hassan, friend Lutz Oette and ex-wife Wafa Hussein are to appear on BBC One’s Crimewatch at 9pm tonight to appeal for information.
Mr Oette told the programme: “I want to know not only who did it but also why someone would kill a man like Abdel Salam, who was a peaceful man but also did great work for a number of people around the world.”
Ms Hussein said: “Sometimes I'm thinking if I knew who did it, I would just say one thing to him - that you just killed someone who has been fighting against what you did all his life.”
Anyone with information should call police on 020 8721 4805; if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 A 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder and burglary has been bailed to return to police on May 4 pending further inquiries.
Another man, aged 29, was also arrested on suspicion of murder and has been bailed until June 2.