In criminal law, kidnapping is the unlawful taking away or transportation of a person against that person's will, usually to hold the person unlawfully. This may be done for ransom or in furtherance o...
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Alabama kidnapping victim escapes by jumping out of car trunk
The victim told police that she was walking to her apartment in Birmingham, Alabama, when an unknown man approached her with a gun and demanded money, police...
Ex-CIA officer faces extradition, seeks Trump's help
Sabrina De Sousa faces imminent extradition to Italy in connection to the abduction of a suspected terrorist as part of the CIA's 'extraordinary rendition' p...
In Duterte’s Philippines, here’s how one man survived when a death squad came after him
Since Duterte became president, at least 3,300 people have been killed.
Swedish Doctor Gets 10 Years For Holding Woman In Bunker
A Swedish doctor has been charged with drugging, raping and kidnapping a woman he allegedly imprisoned for six days in a windowless bunker, officials say.
Mali attack: Special forces storm hotel to free hostages
Malian special forces have entered the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital, Bamako, to end a siege by gunmen who had been holding 170 people hostage. The gunmen stormed the US-owned hotel, which is p...
Guy Held Hostage By ISIS Reveals the One Thing They’re Most Afraid Of
“They follow the news obsessively, but everything they see goes through their own filter. They are totally indoctrinated, clinging to all manner of conspiracy theories, never acknowledging the contrad...
Police Wouldn’t Do It, So Kidnap Victim’s Family Kicked Down Door And Killed Abductor
The police simply weren’t moving fast enough for a man looking for his abducted cousin. In spite of the fact that officers had been called, they were not taking the kidnapping seriously enough for the...
Boko Haram: Nigerian Army Rescues 200 Girls And 93 Women, But They Are Not The Chibok Girls Abducted In 2014
The Nigerian Army says it has rescued 293 women from the Sambisa Forest, a known Boko Haram hideout - but they are not the 200 schoolgirls abducted from their school dormitories last year, an army spo...
US admits two hostages killed in al-Qaeda raid
The White House says a US counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages held by al-Qaeda in the Afghan-Pakistan border region.
Mob breaks into Indian prison, drags out rapist and beats him to death
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Thousands of furious Indians swarmed the streets to violently kill the man who was suspected of raping a female students several times last month.
Isis 'fed murdered kidnap victim to his own mother'
Yasir Abdulla, who left his home in Yorkshire to travel to Iraq to fight against the Islamic State says an elderly Kurdish woman was tricked into eating her own son, who had been captured by the group...
Patty Hearst's dog wins its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show
4 decades after infamous kidnapping and prison sentence, heiress makes news for her shih tzu winning at Westminster Kennel Club show
Murder trial begins in the case of Etan Patz, boy who disappeared 35 years ago
The disappearance of Etan Patz helped launch national missing children’s movement
The Places You're Most Likely to Get Kidnapped
Kidnaping is booming. To help you to stay safe when you travel, we've mapped out the places where you face the greatest risk of getting scooped up.
Grab and Run: Kyrgyzstan's Bride Kidnappings
In Kyrgyzstan, as many as 40% of ethnic Kyrgyz women are married after being kidnapped by the men who become their husbands.
Captivity narratives
Captivity narratives are stories of people captured by enemies whom they generally consider "uncivilized." Traditionally, historians have made limited use of certain captivity narratives. They have re...
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Child abduction
Child abduction or child theft is the unauthorized removal of a minor (a child under the age of legal adulthood) from the custody of the child's natural parents or legally appointed guardians.Accordin...
Deprogramming refers to measures aimed at bringing a person that has been indoctrinated into a given belief system to recognize that s/he has been indoctrinated so as to gain his or her agreement to a...
Forced disappearance
In international human rights law, a forced disappearance (or enforced disappearance) occurs when a person is secretly abducted or imprisoned by a state or political organization or by a third party w...
Forced disappearance - Wikipedia
North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens
The abductions of Japanese citizens from Japan by agents of the North Korean government happened during a period of six years from 1977 to 1983. Although only 17 Japanese (eight men and nine women) ar...
North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens - Wikipedia
Faraday School kidnapping
The Faraday School kidnapping occurred on 6 October 1972 at a one-teacher school in the village of Faraday in Victoria, Australia, where two unemployed friends, Edwin John Eastwood and Robert Clyde Bo...