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Monday, November 17, 1997 Published at 08:15 GMT



World: Far East

Japanese Red Army Movement suspect deported from Bolivia

Reports from Bolivia say a Japanese national alleged to be a leading member of the Japanese Red Army Movement has been expelled from the country.

Government officials were quoted as saying the man, Jun Nishikawa, would be handed over to police in Japan.

Jun Nishikawa has been linked to the 1977 highjacking of a Japan Airlines jet and an attack on the French embassy in The Hague.

Mr Nishikawa was first arrested in Stockholm in 1975 and freed months later in exchange for hostages taken by the Red Army at the United States consulate in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

He was re-arrested in the eastern Bolivian city of Santa Cruz. The investigation leading to his arrest was carried out by Interpol with cooperation from Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.






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