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1996 disasters

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 43. Chapters: 1996 fires, 1996 industrial disasters, 1996 natural disasters, Terrorist incidents in 1996, Japanese embassy hostage crisis, 1996 Manchester bombing, 1996 Mount Everest disaster, 1996 Channel Tunnel fire, Kizlyar-Pervomayskoye hostage crisis, Khobar Towers bombing, ICRC Hospital of Novye Atagi, North American blizzard of 1996, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961, Centennial Olympic Park bombing, 1996 Garley Building fire, Ozone Disco Club fire, Black Sea hostage crisis, List of terrorist incidents, 1996, 1996 Pat Sin Leng wildfire, Jaffa Road bus bombings, Humberto Vidal Explosion, Central Bank bombing, 1996 Docklands bombing, Willamette Valley Flood of 1996, Dizengoff Center suicide bombing, Dehiwala train bombing, Saguenay Flood, 1996-97 Australian bushfire season, 1996 Yosemite Valley Landslide, 1996 Sarajevo tram attack, Brahmaputra Mail train bombing, Dome Fire, Radiotherapy accident in Costa Rica. Excerpt: The Japanese embassy hostage crisis began on 17 December 1996 in Lima, Peru, when 14 members of the Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) took hostage hundreds of high-level diplomats, government and military officials and business executives who were attending a party at the official residence of Japan's ambassador to Peru, Morihisha Aoki, in celebration of Emperor Akihito's 63rd birthday. Although strictly speaking the crisis took place at the Ambassadorial residence in the upscale district of San Isidro rather than at the embassy proper, the media and others referred to it as the "Japanese embassy" hostage crisis, and that is how it is conventionally known. Most of the hostages were soon released. After being held hostage for 126 days, the remaining dignitaries were freed on 22 April 1997, in a raid by Peruvian Armed Forces commandos, during which one hostage, two commandos, and all the MRTA militants died. The operation was perceived by most Peruvians to be a great success, and it gained worldwide media attention. President Alberto Fujimori initially received much credit for saving the lives of the hostages. Reports have since emerged suggesting that a number of the insurgents had been summarily executed after surrendering. These findings have prompted civil suits against military officers by relatives of dead militants. In 2005, the Attorney General's office in Peru allowed the charges and hearings were ordered. The surprise ambush and seizure of the Japanese ambassador's residency was the highest profile operation of the MRTA in its 15-year history. The attack propelled Peru in general, and the MRTA in particular, into the world spotlight for the duration of the crisis. Guests reported that the guerrillas blasted a hole in the garden wall of the ambassador's residence at around 8:20 pm the night of the 17 December. The complex had been guarded by over 300 heavily armed police officers and bodyguards. The Japanese ambassador's residence had been converted i

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Titel: 1996 disasters
Untertitel: 1996 fires, 1996 industrial disasters, 1996 natural disasters, Terrorist incidents in 1996, Japanese embassy hostage crisis, 1996 Manchester bombing, 1996 Mount Everest disaster, 1996 Channel Tunnel fire
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EAN: 9781156759981
ISBN: 1156759986
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 44
Gewicht: 68g
Größe: H246mm x B189mm x T2mm
Jahr: 2011