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October 7, 1989 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Masked gunmen kidnaped two Swiss Red Cross workers at a medical center outside the Lebanese port city of Sidon on Friday, the latest in a series of abductions of foreign relief personnel in Lebanon's lawless south. The two men, identified as Emmanuel Christen, 25, and Elio Erriquez, 23, were bundled into the trunk of the kidnapers' car and driven off in the direction of Ein el Hilwa, a large Palestinian refugee camp, according to press reports from Sidon.
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October 7, 1989 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Masked gunmen kidnaped two Swiss Red Cross workers at a medical center outside the Lebanese port city of Sidon on Friday, the latest in a series of abductions of foreign relief personnel in Lebanon's lawless south. The two men, identified as Emmanuel Christen, 25, and Elio Erriquez, 23, were bundled into the trunk of the kidnapers' car and driven off in the direction of Ein el Hilwa, a large Palestinian refugee camp, according to press reports from Sidon.
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August 13, 1990 | Reuter s
The Palestinian Revolutionary Factions said Sunday that it had released Swiss hostage Elio Erriquez after 10 months in captivity. Erriquez's colleague Emanuel Christen was freed in Lebanon last Wednesday and flew home from Damascus. Erriquez, 24, and Christen, 33, were snatched in October, 1989, in Sidon, south Lebanon. Both are relief workers for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
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August 14, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Freed Swiss hostage Elio Erriquez arrived home today to an emotional welcome from his family and friends after 10 months of captivity in Lebanon. Several hundred people lining a balcony at Geneva airport burst into cheers and applause as Erriquez, 24, pale but smiling, walked slowly down the gangway of a special plane into the embraces of his mother and other family members.
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August 8, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
Kidnapers freed a Swiss Red Cross worker in Lebanon today and handed him over to Syrian authorities, a Syrian official said. There was no immediate word on the identity of the hostage, one of two Red Cross workers kidnaped 10 months ago in Sidon in southern Lebanon. It was the first breakthrough in the hostage situation since April, when two American hostages were freed.
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August 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
A Swiss Red Cross worker who had been held hostage in Lebanon for 10 months was freed Wednesday and handed over to Swiss authorities, officials and witnesses said. Witnesses said they saw Emanuel Christen being handed to Swiss authorities shortly after midnight in front of the Syrian Foreign Ministry. Christen, 33, was kidnaped Oct. 6, 1989, along with fellow Red Cross worker Elio Erriquez, 24.
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