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March 25, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Muslim kidnapers declared Tuesday they are still considering the "execution" of French hostage Jean-Louis Normandin, a day after the captive said in a videotape that his abductors have suspended a decision to kill him. The threat came from the Revolutionary Justice Organization in a statement delivered to the Arabic newspaper An Nahar. "The organization announces that the execution of the spy, Normandin, was not postponed and was not canceled," said the one-page Arabic-language statement.
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March 25, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Muslim kidnapers declared Tuesday they are still considering the "execution" of French hostage Jean-Louis Normandin, a day after the captive said in a videotape that his abductors have suspended a decision to kill him. The threat came from the Revolutionary Justice Organization in a statement delivered to the Arabic newspaper An Nahar. "The organization announces that the execution of the spy, Normandin, was not postponed and was not canceled," said the one-page Arabic-language statement.
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March 24, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A Muslim fundamentalist group said Monday that Alann Steen, an American it is holding hostage in Lebanon, has fallen ill and could die within 10 days, and the group urged the United States to put pressure on Israel to accept a prisoner swap agreement.
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March 24, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A Muslim fundamentalist group said Monday that Alann Steen, an American it is holding hostage in Lebanon, has fallen ill and could die within 10 days, and the group urged the United States to put pressure on Israel to accept a prisoner swap agreement.
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December 23, 1986
A clandestine Muslim extremist group in Lebanon said in a statement that it will soon free one of its two French hostages. "In the spirit of Christmas, we announce that we shall soon release one of the French hostages as a new gesture," a handwritten statement from the "Revolutionary Justice Organization" said.
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April 17, 1986
The French government has received short, handwritten letters from four French hostages in Lebanon that reportedly show they are in good health, officials in Paris and a French television station said. The messages from the four--Antenne 2 television crew members Philippe Rochot, Georges Hansen, Aurel Cornea and Jean-Louis Normandin--are believed by the government to be genuine and represent a "glimmer of hope," the station said.
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December 12, 1986 | Associated Press
France won the release of two French hostages in Beirut after making political concessions to Iran and paying the kidnapers the equivalent of $2.3 million, the newspaper Liberation reported today. Premier Jacques Chirac said only state-to-state negotiations were involved in gaining the June 20 release of Philippe Rochot and Georges Hansen, two members of a four-man French Antenne 2 television crew that was abducted in Beirut on March 8.
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March 20, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Syrian soldiers deployed in Muslim West Beirut have threatened severe retaliation if kidnapers kill any of the 25 foreigners held hostage in Lebanon, police said Thursday. "The Syrians have sent messages through Shia clergymen that they will not sit idly by if a foreign hostage is killed," a police official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. "They threatened the severest possible punishment."
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March 23, 1987 | Associated Press
Tehran Radio said today Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite was kidnaped in Lebanon by the Revolutionary Justice Organization. The state-run radio, monitored in Nicosia, said the group seized Waite, claiming he was a U.S. spy. "It is necessary to note that Terry Waite, accused of espionage, was captured by an armed Lebanese group known as Revolutionary Justice," the radio said without elaboration.
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