Benjamin Weir's Secret Passage

A hostage returns from the Middle East but discloses few details

Freed by his captors 16 months after he was abducted by terrorists on a Beirut street, the Rev. Benjamin Weir reappeared last week, in church. "I hardly need to say that I'm glad to be here," he told a press conference in Washington's National Presbyterian Church and Center, his wife Carol by his side. As relatives of the six Americans still held hostage in the Middle East watched, the former missionary then delivered a grim message from his erstwhile jailers: unless the Reagan Administration pressures Kuwait to release 17 terrorists convicted of seven bombings in December 1983, the remaining Americans may...

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