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Ecuador/Peru: prisoners of war repatriated

02-03-1995 News Release 95/4

Geneva (ICRC) - The authorities of Ecuador and Peru requested the good offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for the release of prisoners of war held by the two parties to the conflict.

The release operation involved two Ecuadorian POWs held in Peru and seven Peruvian POWs held in Ecuador.

In accordance with the ICRC's customary procedures, which had been accepted by both sides, delegates spoke with each of the POWs in private prior to his repatriation. The men were returned to their respective countries on 1 March, under the auspices of the ICRC.