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Kenneth Kraus On the morning of February 14, — the same day that the U. Embassy in Tehran and took a Marine named Kenneth Kraus hostage. Ambassador William Sullivan surrendered the embassy to save lives, and with the assistance of Iranian Foreign Minister Ebrahim Yazdireturned the embassy to U.

Held hostage

Hostages[ edit ] With the exception of a few hostages such as CIA Bureau Chief William Francis Buckley and Marine Colonel William Higginswho were both killed most of the hostages were chosen not for any political activity or alleged wrongdoing, but because of the country they came from and the ease of kidnapping them.

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Despite this, the hostages complained of and had physical signs of mistreatment, such as repeated beatings and mock executions. Among the first victims whose case was widely publicized was American University of Beirut president David Dodge, abducted 19 July and freed on July 21, The Iranians hoped to use Dodge to gain the release of four Iranian officials who had been kidnapped by Lebanese Christians in July The four Iranians were never found.

Dodge was released from captivity and driven back to the airport by an official of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. He flew to Damascus, and was handed over to the American embassy on arrival there. The Presbyterian minister was kidnapped in May by three armed men while strolling with his wife.

Weir may have thought he was safe from harm from Muslims because he lived in Shiite West Beirut working with Muslim charities, and had lived in Lebanon since Held hostage Two days after his abduction, a telephone message claimed: Andersonchief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, was the longest held hostage believed to be captured by Shiite Hezbollah or Islamic Jihad Organization.

Anderson was seized on March 16,finally being released December 4, He escaped 62 days later.

Held hostage

Mohammed Ali Hammadi was not released at that time, but was apparently exchanged in for a German hostage then held in Iraq. Cordes was released in September He spent almost five years in captivity, nearly four years of it in solitary confinement, after he was seized by Islamic Jihad from a go-between's house in Lebanon.

Before his release in November he was frequently blindfolded, as well as having been beaten early in his period of imprisonment and subjected to a mock execution.

Held hostage

He was chained, suffered desperately from asthmaand was once transported in a refrigerator as his captors moved him about. The Islamic Jihad Organization later released to a Beirut newspaper a photograph purporting to depict his corpse. Press reports stated that Buckley had been transferred to Iran, where he was tortured and killed.

Former American hostage David Jacobsen revealed that Buckley actually died of a heart attack brought on by torture, probably on June 3, The Austrian was only briefly held then released. In a videotape released in AprilCollett was shown being hanged by his kidnappers. Collett's body was not found until November On February 10,the Islamic Jihad Organization released a photograph that claimed to show the body of French sociologist Michel Seurat, who had been kidnapped earlier.

On 5 March Islamic Jihad claimed it had executed Seurat. His fellow hostages revealed on their release that Seurat had died of hepatitis. His body was found in October The Revolutionary Organization of Socialist Muslims claimed to have executed the three men in retaliation for the United States air raid on Libya on April 15, He was captured February 17,and taken hostage while serving on a United Nations UN peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon.

A year and a half after his capture, a videotape was released by his captors showing his body hanging by the neck. On December 23,his body was recovered from a Beirut street where it had been dumped. He was shot several times in the head on May 30,while attempting to escape from his captors, according to the Associate Press.

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