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December 1, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Pro-Iranian Lebanese kidnapers said today that they will release American hostage Joseph J. Cicippio in 48 hours. "The Revolutionary Justice Organization announces that it will release the American Joseph Cicippio in 48 hours," the group said in a statement. The Arabic-language communique was accompanied by a photograph of Cicippio, 61, of Valley Forge, Pa. He had a bushy, graying beard.
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December 1, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Pro-Iranian Lebanese kidnapers said today that they will release American hostage Joseph J. Cicippio in 48 hours. "The Revolutionary Justice Organization announces that it will release the American Joseph Cicippio in 48 hours," the group said in a statement. The Arabic-language communique was accompanied by a photograph of Cicippio, 61, of Valley Forge, Pa. He had a bushy, graying beard.
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September 24, 1986 | Associated Press
A Shia Muslim extremist group claimed responsibility today for kidnaping an American accountant and for the previously unreported abduction of a Frenchman, and said it will try both for spying. The statement from the Revolutionary Justice Organization, published by the independent Beirut newspaper An Nahar, identified the victims as Joseph James Cicippio, 56, of Norristown, Pa., and Marcel Coudry, a Frenchman.
NEWS
September 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jack Mann, looking frail but in good spirits, flew into Britain to a hero's welcome after more than two years in solitary confinement at the hands of Lebanese kidnapers. A British television station quoted Mann, 77, as telling his wife, Sunny, that he had been tortured. He said he was chained to a wall and moved from place to place in the trunk of a car. The Shiite Muslim Revolutionary Justice Organization, which released Mann on Tuesday, kept him in almost total isolation, he said.
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September 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jack Mann, looking frail but in good spirits, flew into Britain to a hero's welcome after more than two years in solitary confinement at the hands of Lebanese kidnapers. A British television station quoted Mann, 77, as telling his wife, Sunny, that he had been tortured. He said he was chained to a wall and moved from place to place in the trunk of a car. The Shiite Muslim Revolutionary Justice Organization, which released Mann on Tuesday, kept him in almost total isolation, he said.
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September 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pro-Iranian kidnapers in Lebanon said they would release British hostage Jack Mann within 48 hours. Mann, 77, was kidnaped in March, 1989. The statement by the Revolutionary Justice Organization was delivered to the Beirut newspaper An Nahar along with a photograph of U.S. hostage Joseph J. Cicippio, who was seized Sept. 12, 1986. The statement praised U.N.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
August 11, 1991 | ROBIN WRIGHT and KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Shiite Muslim group in Lebanon said this morning that it will release an American hostage by 2 a.m. PDT today. The statement from the pro-Iranian Revolutionary Justice Organization was delivered to a Western news agency in Beirut. Hopes for the early release of the hostage were raised by the freeing earlier today of French relief worker Jerome Leyraud, kidnaped last Thursday on a Beirut street.
NEWS
August 3, 1989 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Defiant of possible U.S. military action in Lebanon's hostage crisis, radical Muslim clergymen warned Wednesday that any American strike would be answered with unrestrained retaliation. Sheik Abbas Musawi, an extremist leader of the fundamentalist, pro-Iranian Hezbollah organization, declared that "America should think a million times before carrying out any foolish action." Musawi told a Western news agency in Beirut, "There would be no limits whatsoever to our reprisal."
NEWS
August 7, 1989 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
The Muslim extremist group holding American hostage Joseph J. Cicippio in Lebanon declared Sunday evening that it would free him if Israel released a captive Shiite clergyman and 450 Arab prisoners. The communique from the Revolutionary Justice Organization was the first proposal by Shiite kidnapers to trade one of their American hostages for Sheik Abdel Karim Obeid, a southern Lebanon leader of the pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement who was abducted from his village by Israeli commandos July 28.
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September 25, 1991 | MARILYN RASCHKA and NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Briton Jack Mann, frail and angry at 77, the oldest Western hostage held in Lebanon, was freed Tuesday night, ending a 28-month ordeal. Released in a clandestine operation here, Mann arrived two hours later in Damascus, hoarsely telling reporters of the harsh treatment he received as a political captive. "My voice has gone after two years of chaining," explained the frail, bewhiskered former pilot. "This morning I started another dreadful day. . . . I wondered how much longer, how much longer.
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September 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pro-Iranian kidnapers in Lebanon said they would release British hostage Jack Mann within 48 hours. Mann, 77, was kidnaped in March, 1989. The statement by the Revolutionary Justice Organization was delivered to the Beirut newspaper An Nahar along with a photograph of U.S. hostage Joseph J. Cicippio, who was seized Sept. 12, 1986. The statement praised U.N.
NEWS
September 21, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I just feel that it's finished," a teary, crestfallen Sunny Mann said Friday in Beirut, underlining the apparent collapse of efforts to free more Western hostages, a tentative deal that broke down in coarse bargaining for lives. Mann's husband Jack, a 77-year-old onetime fighter pilot in the Battle of Britain, had been the name floated for the last 10 days as the next hostage to be released.
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August 15, 1991 | BETH HAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Setting foot on U.S. soil Wednesday for the first time in more than 26 years, freed American hostage Edward A. Tracy raised both arms in a victory salute, then waved and grinned at a small crowd of well-wishers at Hanscom Air Force Base near Boston. Despite the show of high spirits and good humor four days after he was set free by his Muslim extremist captors, Tracy's long ordeal may not be over, according to doctors at the Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
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August 13, 1991 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Morning tea. Radio shows and occasional videos. Enough--or even too much--to eat. While uncertainty still clouds the future of American hostages in the hands of Muslim fundamentalists, reports from released hostages John McCarthy and Edward A. Tracy provide assurance that treatment of the captives is better than it once was.
NEWS
August 12, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expectations of freedom for more Western hostages climbed Sunday after U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar received a letter from a militant Shiite Muslim organization in Lebanon, giving him its authority to press for resolution of the hostage crisis. The six-page letter is "important," Perez de Cuellar said after the Arabic-language document underwent an initial translation.
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September 25, 1991 | MARILYN RASCHKA and NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Briton Jack Mann, frail and angry at 77, the oldest Western hostage held in Lebanon, was freed Tuesday night, ending a 28-month ordeal. Released in a clandestine operation here, Mann arrived two hours later in Damascus, hoarsely telling reporters of the harsh treatment he received as a political captive. "My voice has gone after two years of chaining," explained the frail, bewhiskered former pilot. "This morning I started another dreadful day. . . . I wondered how much longer, how much longer.
NEWS
March 9, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Britain announced Wednesday it is expelling about 30 Iranians on security grounds because of Iran's death threat against novelist Salman Rushdie. Meanwhile, a Beirut group believed to be holding two American hostages said it has finished plans to kill Rushdie.
NEWS
August 12, 1991
Terry A. Anderson * Chief Mideast correspondent for Associated Press * Born Oct. 27, 1947, in Lorain, Ohio. He was kidnaped by the Islamic Jihad on March, 16, 1985, after a morning tennis game in Beirut and has had the longest captivity of any of the American hostages held in Lebanon. Thomas M. Sutherland *zActing dean of agriculture at American University in Beirut * Born May 3, 1931, in Glasgow, Scotland, and an American citizen. He was on leave from Colorado State University.
NEWS
August 12, 1991 | OSWALD JOHNSTON and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The release of hostage Edward Austin Tracy in Beirut came as bittersweet news for members of the family of hostage Joseph J. Cicippio, who hope it portends the freeing of other captives but fear that Cicippio will not make it home in time to see his terminally ill sister, Helen.
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