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World IN BRIEF : MEXICO : Indian Rebels to Free Former Governor

February 15, 1994|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Indian rebels have agreed to release a former Chiapas state governor they have been holding since Jan. 2, the government's peace envoy said. Gen. Absalon Castellanos Dominguez, seized by Zapatista National Liberation Army guerrillas at his ranch a day after the uprising began, will be released Wednesday at a site yet to be announced, envoy Manuel Camacho Solis said. The rebels are demanding better treatment for Mexico's Indians and peasants, and the democratization of Mexico's authoritarian political system.

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