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Tapes show Waite warned of possible danger before abduction

Title
Tapes show Waite warned of possible danger before abduction
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
16 Apr 1988
Year of production
1988
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Duration
00:01:23
Description
Alison Johns reports on a set of tapes smuggled out of Beirut by the Daily Express newspaper, which reveal that Church of England envoy, Terry Waite, chose to ignore warnings his life was in danger just before he was kidnapped in the Lebanon. The recordings, of telephone conversations between Waite and Frank Gallagher in the British Consul in Beirut, show an Arab terrorist, Muhammad Hamadei, had made threats on his life. Includes excerpt from recording and interview with David Waite, Terry’s brother. Broadcast on LBC AM programme.
Contributors
Terry Waite; David Waite; Alison Johns; Frank Gallagher
Keywords
Terrorism; Embassies and consulates; Church of England; Lebanon; Beirut; Hostages; Recordings; Daily Express; Abduction; Terry Waite

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