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March 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
A team of hijackers who kidnaped a busload of schoolchildren and traded them for drugs, money and a flight to Israel were convicted Friday and sentenced to prison terms of up to 15 years, the news agency Tass said. The Supreme Court of the Russian republic found four hijackers guilty of banditry and illegally crossing the Soviet border. It sentenced the ringleader, Pavel Yakshiyants, to 15 years' imprisonment and three others to 14 years each.
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March 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
A team of hijackers who kidnaped a busload of schoolchildren and traded them for drugs, money and a flight to Israel were convicted Friday and sentenced to prison terms of up to 15 years, the news agency Tass said. The Supreme Court of the Russian republic found four hijackers guilty of banditry and illegally crossing the Soviet border. It sentenced the ringleader, Pavel Yakshiyants, to 15 years' imprisonment and three others to 14 years each.
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December 3, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Five hijackers who exchanged a busload of hostage Soviet schoolchildren for up to $2 million, a Russian cargo jet and permission to leave the Soviet Union were arrested here Friday after they surrendered to Israeli authorities. In the hours after a bizarre odyssey ended peacefully at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Friday night, the Israeli government seemed sympathetic to Soviet requests for extradition of the five.
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December 3, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Five hijackers who exchanged a busload of hostage Soviet schoolchildren for up to $2 million, a Russian cargo jet and permission to leave the Soviet Union were arrested here Friday after they surrendered to Israeli authorities. In the hours after a bizarre odyssey ended peacefully at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Friday night, the Israeli government seemed sympathetic to Soviet requests for extradition of the five.
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