Larnaca, Cyprus — A Trans World Airways jet hijacked to Beirut in June finally left the Lebanese capital Friday and flew to Cyprus 1% months after 39 American hostage who had been aboard the commandeered jet were freed by Moslem gunmen.

The Boeing 727 jet, with a three-man American crew, touched down at Larnaca airport in Cyprus Friday morning, taxied to the eastern side of the airfield, and parked near two helicopters of the Mediterranean based U.S. Sixth Fleet.

Officials of Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines said the American crew was ferried from Larnaca to Beirut earlier in the day to pick up the aircraft.

The Shiite Moslem militia, Amal, which mediated the release of the American hostages but refused to free the airplane, gave no immediate explanation for the decision to let the plane leave Beirut.

Guatemala City — Some 200 people from Guatemala’s only human rights organization began an 18hour fast Friday to press the military government into investigating the disappearances of hundreds of their relatives.

“We are going to demonstrate to the people of Guatemala and the government that we are willing to fight to the end for our loved ones,” said Inez Garcia, leader of the human rights group Mutual Support.

The 720member organization was formed a year ago in an effort to force the government of Gen. Oscar Humber to Mejia Victores to investigate the disappearance of more than 700 people since 1980. Garcia, whose husband.

Fernando was kidnapped in February 1984, said 200 members of Mutual Support arrived at the Guatemala City cathedral at 6 a.m. and planned to fast until midnight.

There were no police at the cathedral but the doors of the church, which normally remain open, were closed for security reasons.

Lausanne, Switzerland — The International Olympic Committee said Friday seven cities are bidding for the 1992 Summer Games and another seven for the Winter Games. It said the candidates for the Summer Olympiad are Amsterdam, Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Birmingham, England; Brisbane, Australia; New Delhi, India, and Paris.

Bidding for the Winter Games of 1992 are Albertville, France; Anchorage, Alaska; Berchtesgaden, West Germany; Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy; Falun, Sweden; Lillehammer, Norway, and Sofia, Bulgaria.

The IOC said the final sites will be chosen at a meeting in October.

Bogota, Colombia — the army Friday rescued Juan Martin Carvajal, nephew of the chief of the government’s oil corporation, from April 19th Movement guerrillas who had held him for a week.

Carvajal was kidnapped Aug. 9 in Cali, 200 miles southwest of Bogota. The rebels were holding Carvajal in a rural area west of Cali.

Two rebels were killed during the military rescue operation at the camp of the group, also known as M19, said Defense Department spokesman Col. Eduardo Arevalo.

Article extracted from this publication >>  August 23, 1985