• Short Summary

    50 People, including two western diplomats, remained hostages of a squad of Japanese guerillas today (Tuesday, 5 August) because two of their colleagues imprisoned in Japan refuged an offer of freedom.

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    GV. A.I.A Building
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    MS consular flags
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    GV crowd in front of building
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    MV U.S. consulate official interviewed by newsmen (4 shots)
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    GV crowd and newsmen (2 shots)
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    GV picture of injured policeman displayed
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    GV security police (2 shots)
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    MV U.S. consulate official with newsmen (2 shots)
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    GV security police
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    GV AIA Building
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    GV U.S. consulate official into car (2 shots)
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    GV crowd watching
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    GV car leaving
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    GV policemen (2 shots)
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    GV newsmen
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    GV police truck standing by
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 50 People, including two western diplomats, remained hostages of a squad of Japanese guerillas today (Tuesday, 5 August) because two of their colleagues imprisoned in Japan refuged an offer of freedom.

    The four armed men, members of the Japanese Red Army, stormed into the United State Consulate in Kuala Lumpur on Monday (4 August) and captured Consul Robert Stebbins and then walked down the hall and grabbed Swedish Charge d-affaires Fredrik Bergenstrahle. More than 40 other people in the office building were held prisoners.

    The heavily armed squad demanded the release of seven of their Japanese Red Army colleagues held in Tokyo prisons and said they would not free their hostages until the seven were flown to Kuala Lumpur.

    Two of the Red Army prisoners refuged the offer of freedom, granted by the Japanese government, One said he was ill and the other preferring solitary confinement.

    A Japan Airlines DC-8 is being held in readiness for the Red Army prisoners at Tokyo airport. A government spokesman in Tokyo said the guerillas in the Malaysian capital had already spoken to ??? of the released prisoners by telephone and informed him of their demand.

    Meanwhile, the Malaysian police cordoned off a large area around the building housing the U.S. Consulate. More than 600 policemen surrounded the A.T.A. Insurance Building in Kuala Lumpur, closing all offices -- including four diplomatic missions -- inside.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE2CJSFP09ADWYTYM3LKYTJY55
    Media URN:
    VLVAE2CJSFP09ADWYTYM3LKYTJY55
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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