ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 18, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: John McWethy) The holding of hostages at the Japanese diplomatic compound in Lima, Peru, by the terrorist group Tupac Amaru featured; scenes shown from the compound area while the terrorists' demands are outlined. [State Department spokesman Nicholas BURNS - says terrorists should not be rewarded.] [Escaped hostage Fernando ANDRADE - (thru translator) comments on the hostage situation.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) A description of what happened from free-lance journalist Sally Bowen presented. [Voice of BOWEN - outlines the guerrillas actions that included a gun battle with police.]
(Pentagon: John McWethy) Peru's battles with the terrorist groups Shining Path and the Marxist-Leninist Tupac Amaru briefly reviewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) American Lori Berenson, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in Peru for her involvement with the Tupac Amaru, shown. Coverage of the story on PrimeTime Live mentioned.
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