Red Cross ensures health of hostages in Peru

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 08 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:695
  1. Josh Hamilton
  1. New York

    For nearly 80 days 72 hostages have been caught up in a life or death political contest between the Peruvian government and the leftist Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement. The survival and good health of the diplomats and government officials from various countries is largely due to efforts by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

    The Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement seized the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima, Peru, on …

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