Interview with Frank Reed: Terror And Tedium

Haunted by the images of those left behind, ex-hostage FRANK REED describes the pain of his nearly four-year ordeal as a captive blindfolded and chained in a Lebanon cell

Q. You were held captive for almost four years, from 1986 to 1990, half of that time in total isolation. A blindfold always covered your eyes, and often you were chained to a wall?

A. In 44 months I never saw the face of one of my captors. I even slept in my blindfold. Alone in the cell, when I heard no sound outside, I sometimes would raise the blindfold enough to see and then kept it at half-mast. If observed, that meant a beating.

Q. Two of those four years you were together with other hostages?

A. For most of...

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