Denise Balan is senior vice president and head of XL Catlin's Kidnap
, Ransom & Extortion practice in North America.
In its most recent resolution concerning Yemen in late February, the UN Security Council stressed that countries should not pay ransoms to groups who kidnap
They confessed that they decided to kidnap
the victim after knowing that he had Dh10,000 in his possession.
Nicolas Jacob Alie, 31, of Princes Road, Toxteth, is charged with conspiracy to kidnap
, conspiracy to commit blackmail, conspiracy to commit GBH, possession of firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and two further firearms offences.
Of course, measures like "chipping" do nothing to protect the recipients from kidnap
gangs, who could simply amputate the implanted appendages and send them to family members as tokens of a ransom demand.
The five children were born to the kidnap
victims after they were married in North Korea.
They are accused of planning to kidnap
ex-Spice Girl Mrs Beckham, 27, as she left her Hertfordshire home and then demand a multi-million pound ransom from her husband, England football captain David Beckham.
Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, it has been decide they will be charged with the offence of conspiracy to kidnap
The number of kidnappings rose about 6% last year, from a high of 1,690 in 1998 to 1,789 in 1999, according to the Hiscox Kidnap
Monitor, a survey published by the Hiscox Group.
If you have a good life here," says Medina, "you leave because they might kidnap
or rob you.
The new counts against Barwell are kidnapping, raping and attempting to murder a woman in Leeds in 1983, kidnapping and raping a woman in Bradford in 1982, and attempted kidnap
and theft in Leeds in 1993.
A Law was rushed through yesterday to close a loophole in a new Act revealed by the Jim Lacey kidnap