Peruvian rebels release one more hostage
January 17, 1997
Web posted at: 2:30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT)
LIMA, Peru (CNN) -- Tupac Amaru rebels, who have held
hostages at the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima for
nearly a month, released another hostage Friday.
International Red Cross officials escorted the hostage from
the compound to a waiting vehicle. The man was identified as
Luis Valencio Hirano, the former anti-terrorism chief
of the Peruvian government.
He was reportedly released for health reasons. No other
details were immediately available.
There are 73 hostages left in captivity.
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