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kidnap

verb abduct, bear off, capture, carry off, conney away, ensnare, hold for ransom, impress, put under duress, run away with, run off with, seize, shanghai, snatch, spirit away, steal away, take away, take by force, unlawfully seize, waylay
Associated concepts: false imprisonment
Foreign phrases: A piratis aut latronibus capti liberi perranent.Persons captured by pirates or robbers remain free.
See also: abduct, carry away
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Responding to a virtual ransom demand Control Risks, a global risk consultancy that provides kidnap and ransom prevention and crisis management services, reports that virtual kidnap schemes usually share these characteristics:
An ongoing kidnap trend dubbed as "virtual kidnapping" is rampant nowadays, DFAT warned.
Cheshire Police confirmed Hughes and Prior were arrested on suspicion of kidnap, following the earlier arrest of a 22-year-old man on suspicion of kidnap, theft of a motor vehicle and aggravated burglary.
In closely analyzing intelligence relating to an estimated thirty thousand Kidnap for Ransom and Extortion incidents, twenty-four (24) countries have now been placed in the most dangerous category where the threat of Kidnapping for Ransom and Extortion is considered very high.
According to a Sharjah Police official, Al Gharb police station was notified about the kidnap.
On February 6, he is accused of trying to kidnap two 15-year-old girls close to Chippenham.
According to AN NAHAR, Ayyoubi's wife took their daughter and came to Lebanon, where she contacted the Syrian citizen and arranged for him to kidnap her daughter, demanding a ransom that would then be shared between Ayyoubi's wife and the Syrian kidnapper.
The credibility of an alleged kidnap victim has been destroyed in a prosecution case "built on sand", a Teesside jury heard.
Karl Stephen Hughes, 36, of Alderwood Avenue, Speke, is charged with conspiracy to kidnap, conspiracy to commit blackmail, conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm, having a 1 firearm with intent and possession of a firearm.
North Korea indicated Thursday that it has no plans to allow the children of five kidnapped Japanese to join their parents in Japan unless Tokyo first send the kidnap victims back to Pyongyang.
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