White House Statement on the Release of Mithileshwar Singh in Lebanon


October 4, 1988


We are pleased at the announcement that Mr. Singh has been freed by his captors. We are obviously happy for him, his family, and friends. Our pleasure at his release is tempered by the knowledge that nine innocent Americans are among those still held hostage in Lebanon.


Note: Mithileshwar Singh was kidnaped by the Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine on January 24, 1987, at the Beirut University College, where he was chairman of the business administration department. Mr. Singh was released on October 3, 1988.