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John McCarthy speaks to press after release

Title
John McCarthy speaks to press after release
Genre
Press conference
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1991
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Duration
00:03:12
Description
Press statement from John McCarthy in Damascus, Syria on his release from captivity by Islamic Jihad (on 08/08/91) after five years as a hostage in Beirut, the Lebanon. On his release and the condition of his fellow prisoners, a letter his captors gave him for the attention of the UN Secretary General, and calls for diplomatic efforts to continue for other hostages.
Contributors
John McCarthy
Keywords
Political prisoners; Terrorism; Living conditions; Lebanon; Beirut; Hostages; Syria; Freedom; Islamic Jihad; Terry Waite; Brian Keenan; Terry Anderson; Damascus; Tom Anderson

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