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abduct

verb carry away, convey away, decamp, deprive, ensnare, impress, kidnap, pirate, purloin, ravish, shanghai, spirit away, subjugate, take away, take by force, take surreptitiously
Associated concepts: kidnapping
Foreign phrases: A piratis aut latronibus capti liberi perranent.Persons taken by pirates or robbers remain free.
See also: carry away, hijack, kidnap
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North Korea admitted in 2002 to abducting Yokota and 12 other Japanese nationals.
Burton had been sentenced to life in prison in Georgia in 1988 after his conviction for abducting and sexually assaulting three teenage girls whom he was accused of tricking into stopping their car beside a road.
It appears that the primary motive for abducting the Japanese was to obtain teachers to instruct North Korean agents in the Japanese language and culture to better equip them for espionage and other intelligence operations against Japan.
Burton had been sentenced to life in prison in Georgia in 1988, after his conviction for abducting and sexually assaulting three teenage girls whom he tricked into stopping their car beside a road, records show.
Yokota and Taguchi are among eight Japanese who Pyongyang admitted abducting between the late 1970s and early 1980s but maintains that the eight have since died.