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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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It's important for employers to educate their employees as to what to do in a virtual kidnap situation without alarming them unnecessarily.
Two other teenagers are on bail on suspicion of kidnap and assault
Kidnap, ransom and extortion (KRE) insurance responds to cases involving virtual or actual kidnapping, reimbursing the victim for ransom paid and lost.
The Crown Prosecution Service said the men would face a joint charge of 'on or before November 2, 2002 conspiring together with other persons unknown to kidnap Victoria Beckham'.
We may have to resign ourselves to a similarly extended period of uncertainty over the fate of the Samal kidnap victims.
"By 2001, the Albanian mafia had seized the Soho vice trade....The sheer scale of the alleged plan to kidnap Victoria Beckham for a ransom of 5m [pounds] suggests it may be further proof of the strength of such gangs in Britain....Although the alleged plot to kidnap Victoria Beckham would be the first time British-based Albanian gangs had been known to become involved in abductions, they are a very popular means of raising a supplementary income among the mafia and political groups in Kosovo."
Saitama police had been staking out at the kidnap victim's home after the kidnappers demanded a 3 million yen in ransom.
DFAT wants Australians to be aware that terrorists are posing as travel agencies to identify possible victims that they can kidnap. Kidnappers also frequent cultural festivals where foreigners are attracted; and ATMs where travellers are withdrawing money from.
TWO men detained in an armed police swoop in Kirkby were charged with kidnap and firearm offences.
He said the association is worried over the inability of the police in the state to curb the incessant rate of kidnapping in Owo and its environs and frowned over the recent kidnap of four people including a staff of RUGIPO at around Amurin along Owo/ Akure road.
Suddenly, some unidentified persons, who were covering their faces, arrived on a high-roof and attempted to kidnap all three, the woman said, adding that the suspects left her due to her resistance but they took the other two women away with them.
22 (ANI): The ordeal of five-year-old British toddler Sahil Saeed, who was kidnapped at gunpoint from his grandmother's house in Pakistan earlier this month, has exposed the lack of security for visitors and the growth of the kidnap trade in the country.