The captives were made to stand in front of pretend firing squads for the following 14 months. Some attempted suicide—one slit their wrists with a piece of glass, another bashed their head against the wall until they passed out. Others were beaten to death by guards.
During this time, the prisoners were only allowed one brief phone call home. That call was made by an IRAN human rights group that had managed to secure permission from U.S. authorities to contact their families. The group told its captives that their families were able to speak with them once during the first month of their detention and again right before they were executed. After that, no more calls were permitted because the families were being given enough time to come to terms with their losses.
In conclusion, the Iranian government treated the hostages very badly. They were forced to stand in front of fake firing squads and some tried to commit suicide rather than be killed by the guards. Some of the guards also beat up some of the hostages. In addition, the prisoners were only allowed one brief phone call home. This treatment is not acceptable in today's world and shows how bad things were back then between Iran and America.
In the aftermath of the deadly assault, officials said that the murdered captives were killed by slashing their necks. One captive was allegedly castrated. Autopsies, however, revealed that these claims were bogus and that all ten hostages had been shot to death by police.
The terrorists who carried out the attack claimed they did so in retaliation for the Philippine government's failure to deliver on its promise of a safe return home for an Australian missionary and his team. In fact, the militants used code words during their phone calls explaining that they were killing everyone in order to make an example out of them. The terrorist leader also told the media that he would kill another hostage every week until Australia released Islamic prisoners held there.
The following is a list of the victims of the Marawi siege:
Ana Katherina Tiamatino, 44 Years Old
Aldrin Eleazar Alqudus, 32 Years Old
Arnold Claro Caasi, 53 Years Old
Benjamin John Geisler, 42 Years Old
Carmen Jane Montero, 23 Years Old
The Iran hostages, who were subjected to physical and psychological torture, as well as solitary confinement and simulated executions, have also had to struggle for reparations following their release due to an agreement that banned them from suing for damages for their detention. However, a new law on hostage-taking negotiations may provide some relief for former prisoners.
The United States government initially refused to deal with Iranian representatives while the hostages were held captive, but once the crisis was resolved, President Ronald Reagan issued a decree authorizing $20 million in compensation for the victims of the raid. This amount was raised to $50 million at a meeting of the UN Security Council. At first, all claims by individual hostages were rejected by Washington, but after strong protests from other countries, this policy was changed in October 1984. A commission was set up by the two governments to review the claims, and on 3 February 1985 it announced its decision to award cash payments to some hostages. The total amount paid out under the scheme is estimated at $130 million ($240 million in 2016 dollars).
Those who received money were required to sign contracts prohibiting them from criticizing their captivity or the conduct of their government during negotiations. Some witnesses reported being threatened with further reprisals if they did so. In addition, the families of deceased hostages have been given monthly pensions since their deaths.
Military forces successfully liberated the hostages. However, an overt American intervention in Iran's internal politics resulted in the hostage crisis ending in a stalemate.
Here are the details of the crisis: In November 1979, just over a month after the Islamic Revolution, several hundred United States citizens were held captive in Iran. An effort by the United States to free them failed when the United States Embassy in Tehran was seized by militant students on April 18, 1980. For more than eight months, negotiations between the two countries failed to secure the release of the captives.
The standoff ended when President Carter signed an executive order to grant amnesty to those who had been convicted of crimes while held hostage in Iran. The last of the prisoners were released in January 1981 as part of the settlement of claims by the United States against Iran for $20 million worth of confiscated assets that were returned with time limits. At the time they were released, only Terry Anderson remained; he was subsequently freed in October 2001 after being held for almost nine years.
According to reports from inside Iran, the new government feared that if they did not agree to free the hostages, another country might take advantage of their weakness and invade.
When four hostages were abducted during a bank heist in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1973, the media coined the phrase "hostage situation." When the victim shares the same values as the aggressor, the hostage's conviction in the humanity of the captor ceases to regard them as a threat. Instead, it opens up a space for friendship or romance.
The hostages fell in love with their kidnappers. One of them wrote a book about his experience called I Am Cajun: A Spiritual Journey into Life and Love at First Sight - After Being Captured by Native Americans.
Another example is the film 12 Angry Men, which was based on the 1957 novel The Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose. This story follows one juror as he tries to reach a verdict in a murder case.
This show doesn't have a definite end date but we can expect it to be around for several more years since its release.