In Tokyo, five Red Army guerillas were released from prison on Tuesday (August 5th) and taken to Tokyo airport after the Japanese Government reached agreement with Red Army guerillas holding at least 50 hostages in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.
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Background: In Tokyo, five Red Army guerillas were released from prison on Tuesday (August 5th) and taken to Tokyo airport after the Japanese Government reached agreement with Red Army guerillas holding at least 50 hostages in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.
Two of the seven originally requested did not want to be release - one for ideological reasons and the other because of ill-health.
The five prisoners flew on a special Japan Airlines flight from Tokyo to Kuala Lumpur - accompanied by Japanese Government officials.
In Kuala Lumpur, negotiations continued through the first night and into the second day between the guerillas in the AIA Building and Malaysian Government ministers.
The gunmen were understood to have ??? tough conditions for the release of hostages and their departure. One point apparently unsolved during the day was their ultimate destination but negotiations continued at government-to-government level.
Police and security guards maintained a tight cordon around the 12-storey building which houses many diplomatic missions including the American and Swedish consulates.
The Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak, talked to the gunmen in the afternoon and later gave details of some negotiations. The Razak stressed the main problem concerning his government was the safety of the hostages.