The new Red Cross representative to negotiate for the release of the Middle-East hi-jack hostages, M.
The new Red Cross representative to negotiate for the release of the Middle-East hi-jack hostages, M. Pierre Boissier, left Geneva for Amman on Wednesday (16 Sept). Like all passengers leaving Switzerland, he was subjected to a rigorous security search before being allowed to board the aircraft.
M. Boissier is one of two Red Cross men who are expected to carry new proposals to the guerrillas. The Red Cross describes the appointment as "new men for a new phase." While the attempts to obtain the release of the remaining 54 hostages from the three hijacked jets continue in an increasingly tense Amman, European airports have stepped up anti-hijack security at air terminals. All passengers are searched the baggage is examined before travellers board aircraft.
Earlier, guerrilla representatives in Amman had said they were not satisfied with the role for the Red Cross in the negotiations and M. Boissier and his colleague are expected to adopt a new approach in the discussions.