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Archive for Thursday, June 28, 2001

World briefs

June 28, 2001

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Puerto Rico: Rev. Jackson's wife out of jail

The wife of the Rev. Jesse Jackson walked out of a federal prison Wednesday after serving a 10-day sentence for trespassing during a protest on Vieques island.

Jacqueline Jackson, 57, emerged from the Metropolitan Detention Center in the San Juan suburb of Guaynabo. She hugged her husband and an assistant held a hat over her head to shield her from the sun.

Jackson said he and his wife would return today or Friday to Chicago.

Philippines: Abu Sayyaf rebels arrested

Philippine officials arrested a top Abu Sayyaf rebel Wednesday, and disclosed that they had captured another insurgent who was allegedly on a mission to set up terrorist operations in the capital.

Mustala Amil was arrested in Basilan, where the Abu Sayyaf is holding scores of hostages including three Americans snatched from a resort in late May. Amil was shot and wounded Wednesday while resisting arrest, said police chief, Ahmadul Pangambayan.

Also Wednesday, military officials discussed a police bust that officials said dashed a plot by Abu Sayyaf guerrillas to spread terror into the capital, Manila.

Harsim Abdulajid, a member of the Abu Sayyaf's intelligence unit, was arrested June 17 while trying to set up "safe houses" and carry out bombing attacks, the report said.

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