WEEKLY SITUATION REPORT ON INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM - 23 JULY 1980

Created: 6/23/1980

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The first specific denand from the Central American Workers Revolutionary Partyhe self-proclaimed kidnapers. Citiieri Richard W. Newman, was received by his employer, the Central America and Panama Nutrition Institute (INCAP) onuly. It was for publication of the political manifesto which accompanied it, with adate ofuly. The manifesto consists of somend one-half legal-size pages, double-spaced. Theare standard rhetoric for such incidents. The PRTC asks for publication in eight Guatemalan newspapers (one of which went out of business monthsine other Central American newspapers, and sameuatemalan radio and television newscasts, twice daily in the case of the radio broadcasts. The demand also includes publication in The New York Times and Newsweek in. ffiSb

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The .irrompanving letter addressed both to the INCAP and to the families of Newman and drieshis Guatemalan co-worker who was kidnaped at the same time,i:r. against bringing in the police, threatening that force the kidnapers to take "appropriate measures -ouldearing on the captives "life or death and length of their imprisonment". The letter repeats two earlierwar tax" andolitical denand" tut without further clarification. Aft B

to an INCAP representative there has been frequent contact by the kidnapers with the families, largely through the Tejada family, and efforts to reassure them that therc being well treated. The captors have urged the families totrusted priest". This wgttld fixaausiahly. he XarnLuaJ rale jlx

Jjt communications from the kidnapers since the letter accompanying the manifesto there has been no reference to the 17 Jul/ .leadline for publication of theo . AflB

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