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#kidnapped

# kidnapped - Friday 10 May, 2019

Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso
# West Africa
# West Africa

Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso

May 10th 2019, 12:05 PM 13,742 Views 6 Comments

One American, one Korean and two French hostages were freed in the operation.

# kidnapped - Thursday 9 May, 2019

National Assembly deputy 'kidnapped' by Maduro regime, says Venezuela's opposition leader
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

National Assembly deputy 'kidnapped' by Maduro regime, says Venezuela's opposition leader

May 9th 2019, 7:57 AM 6,554 Views 21 Comments

In January, leader of the opposition Juan Guaido declared himself to be the country’s president.

# kidnapped - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Kidnapping suspect 'kept teenager under bed for nearly three months' after shooting her parents
# Jayme Closs
# Jayme Closs

Kidnapping suspect 'kept teenager under bed for nearly three months' after shooting her parents

Jan 15th 2019, 1:32 PM 36,115 Views 0 Comments

When Jake Thomas Patterson left the remote cabin on the 88th day of her captivity, Jayme Closs finally made a break for freedom.

# kidnapped - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

90 students kidnapped by gunmen in Cameroon have been freed
# Bamenda
# Bamenda

90 students kidnapped by gunmen in Cameroon have been freed

Nov 7th 2018, 9:24 PM 7,003 Views 1 Comment

It was the first mass kidnapping to hit Cameroon and one of the gravest incidents in 13 months of pro-independence violence.

# kidnapped - Thursday 12 October, 2017

North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare'
# Kidnapped
# Kidnapped

North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare'

Oct 12th 2017, 5:47 PM 24,099 Views 26 Comments

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped during a backpacking trip in Afghanistan in 2012.

# kidnapped - Thursday 24 August, 2017

'Mountain man' released on parole 32 years after kidnapping world-class athlete
# Don Nichols
# Don Nichols

'Mountain man' released on parole 32 years after kidnapping world-class athlete

Aug 24th 2017, 7:28 AM 27,269 Views 16 Comments

Nichols (86) was sentenced to 85 years in prison for kidnapping biathlete Kari Swenson in 1984.

# kidnapped - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Westmeath man who kidnapped his ex-partner handed 7-year jail term
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Westmeath man who kidnapped his ex-partner handed 7-year jail term

May 30th 2017, 6:10 AM 12,724 Views 1 Comment

At the time of the false imprisonment, the accused would not accept that the relationship was over.

# kidnapped - Friday 28 April, 2017

Cyprus police make arrests in hunt for kidnapped girl
# Nicosia
# Nicosia

Cyprus police make arrests in hunt for kidnapped girl

Apr 28th 2017, 11:54 AM 14,336 Views 7 Comments

The child’s Norwegian father and Greek Cypriot mother have been engaged in a bitter custody battle.

# kidnapped - Friday 21 April, 2017

26 members of hunting party kidnapped in Iraq in 2015 freed
# Qatar
# Qatar

26 members of hunting party kidnapped in Iraq in 2015 freed

Apr 21st 2017, 10:58 PM 16,628 Views 19 Comments

The party is believed to have included members of the Qatari royal family.

# kidnapped - Monday 1 August, 2016

Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law rescued from kidnappers after week in captivity
# Brazil
# Brazil

Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law rescued from kidnappers after week in captivity

Aug 1st 2016, 8:35 AM 41,145 Views 41 Comments

Ecclestone’s 67-year-old mother-in-law Aparecida Schunck Flosi Palmeira was kidnapped on 22 July.

# kidnapped - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law 'kidnapped and held for €33 million'
# Snatched
# Snatched

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law 'kidnapped and held for €33 million'

Jul 26th 2016, 9:28 PM 56,073 Views 61 Comments

Local reports say that the woman was snatched from her home in Sao Paulo.

# kidnapped - Monday 30 May, 2016

Olympiakos footballer rescued after being kidnapped in Mexico
# Alan Pulido
# Alan Pulido

Olympiakos footballer rescued after being kidnapped in Mexico

May 30th 2016, 7:46 AM 21,925 Views 4 Comments

Alan Pulido was reportedly kidnapped by armed men yesterday.

# kidnapped - Friday 20 May, 2016

Questions raised about Nigerian woman after claim she was among 219 kidnapped girls
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

Questions raised about Nigerian woman after claim she was among 219 kidnapped girls

May 20th 2016, 7:20 PM 26,502 Views 17 Comments

A campaign group said today the 19-year-old was not on the list.

# kidnapped - Friday 22 April, 2016

North Korea wants the South to prove it didn't kidnap 12 women
# Kidnapped
# Kidnapped

North Korea wants the South to prove it didn't kidnap 12 women

Apr 22nd 2016, 6:06 AM 8,826 Views 11 Comments

The North insists they were tricked into defecting by South Korean spies who effectively “kidnapped” them.

# kidnapped - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Two years on, video appears to show schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Two years on, video appears to show schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram

Apr 14th 2016, 9:32 PM 21,796 Views 14 Comments

More than 200 girls were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok on 14 April 2014.

# kidnapped - Friday 1 April, 2016

Seven-week-old baby kidnapped from shopping centre as his mam took a phone call
# Philadelphia
# Philadelphia

Seven-week-old baby kidnapped from shopping centre as his mam took a phone call

Apr 1st 2016, 6:50 PM 29,443 Views 13 Comments

Young Ashir Simmons was found about five hours later.

# kidnapped - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom
# Jumpei Yasuda
# Jumpei Yasuda

Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom

Mar 17th 2016, 7:49 AM 11,344 Views 6 Comments

He has asked his government in Japan to help secure his release from an al-Qaeda linked rebel group.

# kidnapped - Monday 25 January, 2016

"She's not well. It's very difficult for her to face him" - trial begins of 'Sweden's Fritzl'
# Kidnapped
# Kidnapped

"She's not well. It's very difficult for her to face him" - trial begins of 'Sweden's Fritzl'

Jan 25th 2016, 5:37 PM 46,012 Views 0 Comments

The trial began today of a man accused of drugging, raping and detaining a young woman in a bunker.

# kidnapped - Monday 18 January, 2016

Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq

Jan 18th 2016, 9:16 AM 12,427 Views 13 Comments

The individuals were taken from an interpreter’s home in Baghdad.

# kidnapped - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

I learned how to write in the dirt as a child soldier - now I'm an aid worker in the same conflict
# Child Soldier
# Child Soldier

I learned how to write in the dirt as a child soldier - now I'm an aid worker in the same conflict

Aug 19th 2015, 1:00 PM 217 Views 4 Comments

The story of James Riak, an aid worker with GOAL in South Sudan, who was kidnapped from his family as a ten-year-old and trained as a child soldier.

# kidnapped - Monday 25 May, 2015

Rapist who carved a cross into victim's forehead jailed for 17 years
# Melbourne
# Melbourne

Rapist who carved a cross into victim's forehead jailed for 17 years

May 25th 2015, 9:09 AM 23,535 Views 15 Comments

Alfio Anthony Granata repeatedly raped a Dutch tourist over the course of six-weeks.

# kidnapped - Friday 27 February, 2015

Baby kidnapped days after birth reunited with parents 17 years later
# Together Again
# Together Again

Baby kidnapped days after birth reunited with parents 17 years later

Feb 27th 2015, 6:41 PM 55,117 Views 20 Comments

Pupils at the teenager’s school noticed similarities between her and a younger biological sister.

# kidnapped - Saturday 6 December, 2014

US journalist and South African teacher killed in Yemen during rescue operation
# Rescue
# Rescue

US journalist and South African teacher killed in Yemen during rescue operation

Dec 6th 2014, 7:57 PM 16,533 Views 57 Comments

His sister made a plea for his safe return just this morning.

# kidnapped - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Honduran beauty queen and sister found dead
# Maria Jose Alvarado
# Maria Jose Alvarado

Honduran beauty queen and sister found dead

Nov 19th 2014, 2:07 PM 36,977 Views 36 Comments

Both were kidnapped on the eve of this week’s Miss World contest in London.

# kidnapped - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Three women taken at gunpoint during 'tiger kidnapping' in Dublin
# Crime
# Crime

Three women taken at gunpoint during 'tiger kidnapping' in Dublin

Sep 25th 2014, 9:45 PM 48,572 Views 58 Comments

Gardaí are searching for two armed men.

# kidnapped - Monday 15 September, 2014

'Great escape' Irish troops get ready to leave Golan Heights
# Syria
# Syria

'Great escape' Irish troops get ready to leave Golan Heights

Sep 15th 2014, 10:50 PM 16,222 Views 46 Comments

They’re to be replaced by 130 new peacekeepers.

# kidnapped - Friday 12 September, 2014

Mother of killed James Foley felt like "annoyance" to US government
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Mother of killed James Foley felt like "annoyance" to US government

Sep 12th 2014, 9:30 AM 11,781 Views 39 Comments

Diane Foley said her family was warned it would be charged if it tried to raise ransom money to free James.

# kidnapped - Friday 29 August, 2014

Interpol chase parents who took ill son from hospital
# Kidnapped
# Kidnapped

Interpol chase parents who took ill son from hospital

Aug 29th 2014, 9:20 PM 19,960 Views 67 Comments

The boy has a brain tumour and needs medical attention.

# kidnapped - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Man fakes his own kidnapping to stay out partying, causes police manhunt
# Worst Lie Ever
From The Daily Edge
# Worst Lie Ever

Man fakes his own kidnapping to stay out partying, causes police manhunt

Aug 24th 2014, 11:20 AM 3,265 Views 1 Comment

What a catch.

# kidnapped - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Grandmother finds stolen grandson after 35-year search
# Dirty War
# Dirty War

Grandmother finds stolen grandson after 35-year search

Aug 5th 2014, 10:33 PM 32,778 Views 10 Comments

The 83-year-old woman is the head of the Argentinian organisation which tracks down babies stolen during the military dictatorship.

# kidnapped - Friday 1 August, 2014

Israeli soldier was 'dragged into a tunnel' by Gaza militants, says IDF
# Kidnapped
# Kidnapped

Israeli soldier was 'dragged into a tunnel' by Gaza militants, says IDF

Aug 1st 2014, 6:57 PM 18,736 Views 210 Comments

62 people have been killed on the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah today after the collapse of a US and UN brokered ceasefire

# kidnapped - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Carlos Tevez' father released unharmed after being held captive for eight hours
# Segundo Tevez
From The42
# Segundo Tevez

Carlos Tevez' father released unharmed after being held captive for eight hours

Jul 29th 2014, 5:43 PM 7,176 Views 9 Comments

The Juventus striker has reportedly now cancelled his return to Argentina.

# kidnapped - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Israel blames Hamas for teens' kidnapping as massive search enters third day
# West Bank
# West Bank

Israel blames Hamas for teens' kidnapping as massive search enters third day

Jun 15th 2014, 5:01 PM 7,376 Views 131 Comments

Troops carried out their biggest arrest operation in years last night, detaining 80 Palestinians.

# kidnapped - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Student uses psychology skills to convince kidnapper to set her free
# Abduction
# Abduction

Student uses psychology skills to convince kidnapper to set her free

Jun 11th 2014, 4:33 PM 25,275 Views 16 Comments

The woman was forced into a car and tied up in a car park near her college campus.

# kidnapped - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Boko Haram kidnap 20 women close to where 300 schoolgirls were abducted in April
# Thousands Killed
# Thousands Killed

Boko Haram kidnap 20 women close to where 300 schoolgirls were abducted in April

Jun 10th 2014, 10:00 AM 5,505 Views 12 Comments

Eyewitnesses say the women were forced into vehicles at gunpoint.

# kidnapped - Thursday 5 June, 2014

US town cancels celebration for soldier captured by the Taliban over safety fears
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

US town cancels celebration for soldier captured by the Taliban over safety fears

Jun 5th 2014, 10:53 AM 14,012 Views 33 Comments

Bowe Bergdahl’s release has sparked a national debate in the US: was he an American prisoner of war? Or a deserter who abandoned his unit?

# kidnapped - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Nigerian authorities 'furious' parents of four girls failed to say children had safely returned
# Hostages
# Hostages

Nigerian authorities 'furious' parents of four girls failed to say children had safely returned

May 29th 2014, 9:22 AM 12,845 Views 23 Comments

Authorities have revised down number of girls kidnapped. There are 219 girls still missing.

# kidnapped - Friday 23 May, 2014

US says no one else is helping find abducted girls in Nigeria - despite help from Britain, France, Israel
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

US says no one else is helping find abducted girls in Nigeria - despite help from Britain, France, Israel

May 23rd 2014, 8:57 AM 8,714 Views 57 Comments

China has also offered its assistance, while the United Nations imposed sanctions on Boko Haram

# kidnapped - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

US sends 80 extra troops to Chad to help in search for missing schoolgirls
# Support
# Support

US sends 80 extra troops to Chad to help in search for missing schoolgirls

May 21st 2014, 8:58 PM 6,224 Views 87 Comments

President Barack Obama made the announcement today.

# kidnapped - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Abducted schoolgirls: Nigeria says it will talk to Boko Haram
# Kidnapped
# Kidnapped

Abducted schoolgirls: Nigeria says it will talk to Boko Haram

May 14th 2014, 10:19 AM 3,953 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, a regional governor has said that all of the girls shown in a video release by the militant group had been identified as students in the school attacked last month.

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