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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 was established that the initiator of the kidnapping and extortion was a former business partner of the kidnapped man.
However, a member of the family told this reporter that the matter had been reported to the local police the day Munir was kidnapped.
Earlier, six kidnapped were freed in the framework of the same agreement.
The heirs of kidnapped persons including Majid Soomro, Nazeer Soomro, Haji Madad Ali Soomro.
In the West Bank, an Israeli military force stormed al-Arroub refugee camp in Hebron and kidnapped two Palestinian citizens.
The acting CJP on Tuesday took suo motu notice after the media reported that 600 children had been kidnapped from Punjab.
Renowned physician Dr Pankaj Kumar Gupta and his businesswoman wife Shubhra Gupta were allegedly kidnapped by a highly professional gang of kidnappers on Friday noon while they were returning to their home in Gaya district after attending a marriage function in neighbouring Jharkhand state.
BEIRUT - Islamist fighters on Monday kidnapped some 300 Kurdish civilians at a checkpoint in northwestern Syria, Kurdish officials and a local journalist said.
PARIS, Dec 19 (KUNA) -- France on Friday condemned a kidnap and assassination attack in a village in northeast Nigeria in which dozens were killed and almost 200 kidnapped by extremist Islamist group Boko Haram.
Such jokes are drawn from an increasing phenomenon in Yemen: a foreigner gets kidnapped, the kidnappers demand a ransom, and then, allegedly, Qatar -- via its allies in San -- steps in to pay the ransom, securing the hostages release.
If the family members of Baba Ramdev have forcefully abducted and kidnapped a person, what possible conspiracy can the Congress or myself have hatched?
Summary: Members of the Ismail clan in the northern Bek Valley kidnapped six more Syrians Sunday in retaliation for the abduction of their relative.