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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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Author Jean McDermott-Lucey, Vice President, ACE International & Specialty Group, reports that kidnap and other global security threats are not limited to war zones or high-risk regions.
McDermott-Lucey, is to anticipate the occurrence of kidnap, extortion and other global security incidents, and to take proactive measures designed to lessen their likelihood and minimize their impact.
Israeli occupation forces on Monday early hours have launched a wide kidnap campaign which reached more than 19 Palestinians from the West Bank and Jerusalem districts.
May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Clayton Consultants, a global risk and crisis management consultancy, recently released the 2010 Kidnap RiskBrief, an annual report providing a global overview and analysis of kidnapping trends and hotspots.
And that fear is amply justified: An April 14 BBC report on the kidnapping plague in Mexico stated that "legal representatives of victims claim at least 70% of kidnaps involve police or ex-police participation.