ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 23, 1996
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Lima, Peru: Morton Dean) The status of the hostage crisis in the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima, Peru, featured; scenes shown of released hostages. [Released hostage Canadian ZANSTRA - describes being subdued by the terrorists.] Photos shown of some of the remaining 140 hostages, most of whom are Peruvian government officials. [WOMAN - comments.] The rebels' principal demand that their comrades be released from prison noted.
(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Interview held with Agency for International Development official Donald Boyd, an American who had just been released. [Voice of BOYD - describes the living conditions at the diplomatic compound.]
(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) The United States decision to send its commando team back home from Panama now that the American hostages have been freed mentioned.
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