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February 6, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Two Scandinavians working for a U.N. relief agency in Lebanon were abducted Friday in the southern part of the country, the international organization reported. A U.N. spokesman identified the two men as William Jorgensen, 58, of Norway, and Jan Stening, 44, of Sweden. They are attached to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which was established in 1949 to help Palestine refugees in the Near East.
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February 6, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Two Scandinavians working for a U.N. relief agency in Lebanon were abducted Friday in the southern part of the country, the international organization reported. A U.N. spokesman identified the two men as William Jorgensen, 58, of Norway, and Jan Stening, 44, of Sweden. They are attached to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which was established in 1949 to help Palestine refugees in the Near East.
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March 1, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Two Scandinavian relief workers were freed today, less than a month after being taken hostage in Lebanon, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency confirmed its two workers, Jan Stening, 44, of Sweden and William Jorgensen, 58, of Norway, were released near the Summerland Hotel in Muslim West Beirut. Revolutionary Cells, the group that claimed it kidnaped the men, said in a statement that the two were released after being "proved innocent."
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February 8, 1988 | Associated Press
PLO guerrillas Sunday surrounded a house where kidnapers are holding two Scandinavian U.N. employees, and PLO chief Yasser Arafat has ordered that the hostages be freed. The Palestine Liberation Organization's Sidon commander, Anwar Madi, announced the order in a statement issued in this southern Lebanese port city and said his guerrillas might use force to release the two captives. "We shall try to gain their freedom with peaceful means.
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February 5, 1988 | Associated Press
Masked gunmen in two cars rammed a marked U.N. vehicle off a south Lebanon road today and abducted two Scandinavian employees of the U.N. relief agency that serves Palestinian refugees. Niall Kiely, chief spokesman for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, identified the kidnaped men as Jan Stening, 44, of Sweden and William Jorgensen, 58, of Norway. No group claimed responsibility for the abduction. "We're all convinced that somebody has made a tremendous mistake.
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March 2, 1988 | Associated Press
Muslim kidnapers freed two Scandinavian U.N. relief workers Tuesday, nearly a month after they were seized in southern Lebanon, and left a note saying the hostages were "proved innocent." Also on Tuesday, a statement purporting to be from the kidnapers of Lt. Col. William R. Higgins said the U.S. Marine will be put "on trial" for espionage when his captors finish questioning him. There was no way of authenticating the statement.
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