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March 4, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Rudolf Schray, a West German who was abducted more than a month ago by pro-Iranian extremists, was freed Thursday in Lebanon. An official at the West German Embassy in Damascus said that Schray, 30, arrived later in the Syrian capital under Syrian military escort. In Bonn, West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher issued a statement thanking Syria for its help in Schray's release. The statement noted that Schray was in good condition.
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March 4, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Rudolf Schray, a West German who was abducted more than a month ago by pro-Iranian extremists, was freed Thursday in Lebanon. An official at the West German Embassy in Damascus said that Schray, 30, arrived later in the Syrian capital under Syrian military escort. In Bonn, West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher issued a statement thanking Syria for its help in Schray's release. The statement noted that Schray was in good condition.
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January 29, 1988
A West German hostage crisis team met in emergency session in Bonn as Syrian troops in Beirut searched for Rudolf Schray, the latest German kidnap victim. West German authorities said they are seeking help from the governments of Syria and Iran in finding Schray.
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March 3, 1988 | Associated Press
West German hostage Ralph Rudolf Schray was freed by his pro-Iranian Shia Muslim kidnapers in Beirut today and taken under Syrian army escort to Damascus, officials said. In a statement issued in Bonn, the West German Foreign Ministry confirmed that the 30-year-old industrial engineer had been freed. Later, government spokesman Friedholm Ost told reporters, "The Syrian government has handed over Schray to the West German Embassy in Damascus."
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January 27, 1988 | Times Wire Services
A band of armed men disguised as police kidnaped a West German today after he stepped out of his car in one of the busiest districts of Syrian-controlled West Beirut. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the kidnaping appeared to be related to the West German trial of Ali Abbas Hamadi, who is charged with complicity in the 1987 kidnaping of two West German businessmen in Beirut.
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January 29, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The hostage crisis team of the West German government met Thursday in emergency session as Syrian troops in Lebanon searched for the latest German kidnap victim. Authorities here said they are seeking help from the governments of Syria and Iran. Both are believed to have contacts with the militant Shia Muslim group that is said to be responsible for Wednesday's abduction in Beirut.
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January 28, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY and CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writers
A Lebanese accused in the 1985 hijacking of a TWA jetliner refused to testify Wednesday at his brother's trial in a West German court, while in Beirut, a West German-Lebanese man was abducted in an apparently related incident. Defiantly raising his manacled hands in the Duesseldorf courtroom, Mohammed Ali Hamadi insisted that he would not answer questions about charges against his brother, Abbas Ali Hamadi, in connection with the kidnaping of two West Germans in Beirut a year ago.
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