• Short Summary

    Journalists and photographers rushed to a house in central Mentevides on Saturday (27 May) after police had uncovered a "peoples jail" of the Tupamaros urban guerrillas there.

  • Description

    Journalists and photographers rushed to a house in central Mentevides on Saturday (27 May) after police had uncovered a "peoples jail" of the Tupamaros urban guerrillas there. The police also found two leading Uruguayan citizens who'd been abducted a year ago.

    The two freed men were Ulysses Pereyra Reverbel, President of the state power and telephone company, and former Agriculture Minister Carles Frick Davis.

    The jail in the house included wire-mesh doors, small cells and primitive washing facilities. Police reportedly made several arrests in the raid on the jail and the Tupamaros on the scene gave in without firing a single shot.

    Both Parayra Reverbel and Frick Davis were in good health, according to police, but they each spent some time in hospital recovering.

    For Pereyra Reverbel, it was his second abduction by the leftwing guerrillas. He was kidnapped first in 1968 and later released. But this time he was apparently injured when resisting his abductors
    Pereyra Reverbel is a close friend of former Uruguayan President Pachecs Areca and it was generally felt at the time that the Typamaros kidnapped him to embarrass the government.

    Frick Davis was kidnapped after a gunfight in a residential Montevideo suburb.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1URM03BW840BJPKZRFO2UAGQQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1URM03BW840BJPKZRFO2UAGQQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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