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  • Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua abducted from Hong Kong hotel – reports

    01/31/2017 8:19:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    the guardian ^ | Tuesday 31 January 2017 21.45 EST | Benjamin Haas
    A billionaire with links to the family of Xi Jinping was reportedly taken from his apartment in the Four Seasons in Hong Kong by Chinese police and taken to the mainland. Xiao Jianhua, one of China’s richest men, is currently in police custody on the mainland, the Financial Times and New York Times reported. He may be assisting with a graft investigation, part of the Chinese president’s sweeping campaign that critics say is more about consolidating power than tackling corruption. If Chinese police were involved in Xiao’s abduction from Hong Kong, it would appear to violate the former British colony’s...
  • Woman Abducted as Baby From Jacksonville Hospital 18 Years Ago Found Safe

    01/13/2017 1:04:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Kamiyah Mobley was taken from University Medical Center on July 10, 1998, just eight hours after she was bornThe case of a baby abducted from a Jacksonville hospital nearly 18 years ago has been solved, police said Friday, with the newborn girl grown into a healthy young adult. Kamiyah Mobley was found alive and well in South Carolina, Jacksonville sheriff’s deputies announced at a news conference. According to NBC affiliate WTLV-TV, over 2,000 leads came out in the year following her abduction, but all ran dry and the case remained cold for nearly two decades. But officers found Mobley,...
  • Alleged kidnapping caught live on social media.

    01/04/2017 4:01:05 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/4/17 | YouTube
    I have no idea if this is real. If so, these idiots are have hell to pay.
  • 4 in custody after mentally disabled man tied up, tortured on Facebook Live

    01/04/2017 4:04:36 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 28 replies
    Fox 32 ^ | Jan 4 2017 | Lisa Chavarria
    Investigators are looking into a Facebook live video showing a group of people holding a young man hostage VIDEO AT LINK
  • Missing California woman was found 'heavily battered,' police records say

    11/27/2016 1:51:34 PM PST · by cardinal4 · 53 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 27 Nov 16 | Esmeralda Bermudez
    Sherri Papini, the Northern California woman who was missing for three weeks, was found on the side of a road Thursday chained and "heavily battered," according to police dispatch logs.
  • Twin Cities Teen’s Quick Thinking Thwarts Uber Driver’s Kidnapping

    09/15/2016 9:56:59 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | September 14, 2016 | Kate Raddatz
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities Uber driver is charged with trying to kidnap a young woman he picked up on the job. Dahir Aden, 50, is charged with a felony count of false imprisonment after he refused to drive a teenage girl home and instead took her to his home in West St. Paul. The girl told police Aden planned to sexually assault her. Investigators say it was the girl’s quick thinking that allowed her to be rescued. According to the criminal complaint, Dahir Aden picked up a young woman from her North Minneapolis apartment the night of Aug....
  • Arrest in Abduction, Kidnapping

    07/19/2016 5:52:22 AM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 14 replies
    KNOE 8 News ^ | June 18, 2016 | Kaitlyn Loyacano
    http://www.knoe.com/content/news/Police-timeline-leading-up-to-Winnsboro-shooting-and-abduction-387352941.html At 6:40 am on Saturday Kelly Longoria was on her way to work at her family's store, Kiper Hardware when she stopped at the U-Pak-It convenience store right next door. Surveillance video shows at 7:05 am she entered the store, while 35-year-old Kevin Mathis was outside. As Longoria exits the store the video shows Mathis forcing his way into the driver's seat of her car and the car the drives away. At 7:47 am the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office got a call from a man working at the Gethsemane Memorial Cemetery just outside of Winnsboro town limits. He reports...
  • Fatal connections [Clinton Foundation Donors & Nigeria]

    07/07/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/24/16 | Mindy Belz
    As the Clinton-led State Department dragged its feet against Boko Haram, Clinton Foundation donors made millions from Nigerian oil fields The attacks on Jan. 20, 2012, began not so much as an explosion but as an earthquake. ....In coordinated bombings at 23 separate locations in the city of Kano, including police headquarters and military barracks, the group left one of Africa’s largest cities in disarray and panic. The January attacks killed more than 185 people—Africa’s worst terrorism since the 1998 al-Qaeda attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. ...Boko Haram often showed up better equipped than the Nigerian military...prominently...
  • [N. Korea] Kim Jong Un orders abduction of S.Koreans: local media

    06/26/2016 7:51:23 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    NKnews ^ | June 24th, 2016 | JH Ahn
    Kim Jong Un orders abduction of S.Koreans: local media Experts point to North Korean precedent, though say chances of abduction low JH Ahn June 24th, 2016 Kim Jong Un reportedly ordered the abduction of South Korean citizens, local newspapers wrote on Friday. While dubious of the original report, three experts told NK News said that while chances the odds of seeing an abduction are low, there is some precedent. “It would be very hard to officially confirm (the report’s claim). We are in the process of confirming it but do believe the chance exists,” a spokesperson from Ministry of Unification...
  • New Benghazi Email Explaining How “Movie Protest” Talking Points Came About Released; Most Redacted

    05/06/2014 9:09:28 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/6/14 | Aurelius
    While much of last week's news was about the smoking gun that linked the White House to the false talking points about the attack in Benghazi, another email that would have shed light on how those talking points came about was nearly completely redacted by the government. The email has as its subject, "SBU/CLOSEHOLD: 0800 SVTS on Movie Protests/Violence." SBU stands for "Sensitive But Unclassified" and SVTS most likely refers to "Secure Video Teleconference System." Ironically, though labeled unclassified, nearly the entirety of the email was redacted before it was given to Judicial Watch. It was written by Eric Pelofsky,...
  • (Albuquerque) Officer had key role in much-needed miracle (found kidnapped 3-year old little girl)

    01/09/2016 11:50:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 8, 2016 | Joline Gutierrez Krueger
    He turned me down. By the time I asked for an interview, Albuquerque police officer Chris Poccia had already been all over the media – in our newspaper, on TV news and talk radio locally and nationally and in every imaginable way on social media. The Albuquerque Police Department put him in the public eye almost from the moment he became the center of the city's best happy-ending story in weeks, maybe months, maybe longer than that. Poccia had been the one to find a little bundle of purple named Caraline Leon-Alcocar, a 3-year-old girl who for five hours Saturday...
  • Mpls. Officials: Men Tried To Kidnap Woman Outside Of Store

    11/20/2015 3:53:45 PM PST · by smartyaz · 57 replies
    cbsMinnesota ^ | 11/20/15 | Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis city officials say several men tried to kidnap a woman in broad daylight as she walked up to a store Thursday afternoon. The woman says she was about to go into a business on the 300 block of Lake Street West at about 3 p.m. Several men were standing outside, one of whom grabbed her by the wrist and said, “Get in the car.” The woman pulled away and entered the store, and the men fled in a light-colored car. The men are described as Somali males between the ages of 18 and 25. Anyone with...
  • 'Political Correctness' about Islam Causing Abandonment of ISIS Sex Slaves

    11/18/2015 6:34:33 PM PST · by risen_feenix · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/18/2015 | Phyllis Chesler
    In 2014, Sister Hatune Dogan had been rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls from ISIS captivity for eight months, but she was desperate. If only the world could see the harm being done, understand that rescues were possible, people would open their hearts and their wallets, [so she] found an independent British filmmaker, Edward Watts.. In an email dated February 6, 2015, Watts’s producer, Rosie Garthwaite, wrote: "Hatune you will be the lead story in a documentary about women living under IS.” Watts spent nine days in Germany, Turkey, and Iraq with Sister Hatune. She introduced him to Sheikh Khaire, the...
  • Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction

    06/24/2005 7:22:28 PM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 9 replies · 523+ views
    Al Jazeera on-line edition (English) ^ | 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT | Al Jazeera
    Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 CIA agents accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 agents of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader in northern Italy, an Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The arrest warrants were issued by Italian Judge Chiara Nobili at the request of the anti-terrorist division of the state prosecutor's office, the Corriere della Sera said. The 13 agents are suspected of kidnapping Osama Mustafa Hassan, also known as Abu Omar,...
  • Italy (Local Prosecutor) Probes Possible CIA Role in Abduction (of Islamist)

    02/25/2005 10:12:26 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 1,016+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/25/2005 | John Crewdson
    Italy probes possible CIA role in abduction By John Crewdson (Chicago) Tribune senior correspondent An Italian prosecutor investigating the apparent kidnapping of a suspected Islamic militant in the streets of Milan served military authorities this week with a demand for records of flights into and out of a joint U.S.-Italian air base in northern Italy. Italian newspapers have reported that the prosecutor, Armando Spataro, is investigating the possible role of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in the disappearance of Osama Nasr Mostafa Hassan, better known as Abu Omar, a popular figure in Milan's Islamic community who vanished Feb. 17, 2003....
  • I was tortured in cell after kidnap by CIA, says Muslim cleric

    11/09/2006 11:22:53 PM PST · by MadIvan · 43 replies · 1,121+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 10, 2006 | Malcolm Moore
    A Muslim cleric has claimed to have been tortured with electric shocks, left in a cell where rats crawled on him and threatened with rape after he was allegedly kidnapped from a Milan street by CIA agents three years ago.The claims of Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, appeared in an affidavit provided to Milan prosecutors investigating his alleged abduction in February 2003, the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported yesterday. Prosecutors say that the cleric, who was formerly suspected of links to terrorism, was driven to the Aviano military air base and flown via Germany to...
  • North Korea 'Continues To Lie' About Abduction Of Thai Citizen

    08/11/2015 5:31:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/11/2015 | Johan Nylander
    North Korea 'Continues To Lie' About Abduction Of Thai Citizen North Korea’s foreign minister said during a meeting in Bangkok on Monday that Thai companies were welcome to invest in his country because Thais are “trustworthy,” but a human rights group says that same quality is exactly what’s lacking in officials from the Hermit Kingdom. Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division, said that Pyongyang for decades has been lying to Thailand about the tragedy of a Thai national who was abducted by North Korean agents. “If North Korea is really a true friend of Bangkok, it...
  • Obama Accused of Obstructing Battle against Boko Haram to Promote Axelrod’s Nigerian Muslim Client

    03/26/2015 12:52:34 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    AIM ^ | March 24, 2015 | James Simpson
    When the notorious Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 278 school girls [1] from the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria last year, Michelle Obama began a Twitter hashtag campaign [2], #BringBackOurGirls. But behind the scenes, the Obama administration was undermining Nigeria’s efforts to take the battle to the terrorists. Obama refused to sell Nigeria arms and supplies critical to the fight, and stepped in to block other Western allies from doing so. The administration also denied Nigeria intelligence [3] on Boko Haram from drones operating in the area. While Boko Haram was kidnapping school girls, the U.S. cut petroleum...
  • Terrorism Charge Snares Prominent American Missionary

    03/24/2015 11:07:56 PM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 3/23/2015 07:38AM | Deann Alford and Timothy C. Morgan
    If Christian broadcaster Stendal goes on trial in Colombia, missions work nationwide may be at risk. Is Russ Stendal, the famed missionary to FARC terrorists in South America, actually El Gringo, a terrorist leader seeking the overthrow of Colombia’s government? That question is before a three-judge panel, based on allegations from Carlos Manuel Silva, chief sectional prosecutor for the Colombian department of Cundinamarca, which includes the capital, Bogota. Stendal denies any allegation of leadership in FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). He said in a recent Facebook video, “Somebody set a trap for me, and I walked into it. They...
  • Tiny dog rescues girl from attempted abduction

    01/30/2015 11:24:49 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/30/2015 | Caitlin Dickson
    Jennifer Jones’ daughter was walking the family dog before school in suburban Atlanta on Thursday morning when a strange man allegedly got out of a white pickup truck and grabbed the little girl’s wrist. That’s when, police say, the tiny rat terrier mix sprang into action.
  • Suspect connected to Paris attacks to be extradited from Bulgaria

    01/13/2015 1:40:40 AM PST · by BCW · 4 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 13 JAN 2015 | Irish Times
    Bulgaria plans to extradite a Frenchman suspected of knowing or having been in touch with one of the two Islamist militants who shot dead 12 people at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s offices last week, prosecutors said on Monday. Using a European arrest warrant alleging that he had abducted his 3-year-old son and was likely to take him to Syria, Bulgarian police arrested Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, on January 1st at a border checkpoint when he tried to cross into Turkey.
  • Man, 23, who coached at local high school met two 13-year-old girls online...

    10/02/2014 9:25:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | James Gordon
    FULL TITLE: Man, 23, who coached at local high school met two 13-year-old girls online before taking them back to his PARENTS house where he hid them in the basement and raped one A 23-year-old old man from Minnesota who had coached young girls at a local high school is accused of sexual assault and kidnapping after bringing two 13-year-old girls he met online to the basement of his parents' home. Authorities say Casey Lee Chinn from Burnsville met the girls through Omegle, a free online chat site, and picked them around 7:30pm on Monday. Police were then able to...
  • Colleges should spend less time on sexual political correctness

    09/29/2014 9:27:58 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2014 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    "Self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia has written an op-ed piece for Time Magazine arguing that female college students are naive and careless about the true nature of men as sexual predators. Paglia, 67, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, penned the column this week in reaction to the recent abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a 32-year-old nursing assistant. Jesse Matthew was captured in Texas last week and charged with abduction with intent to defile, but so far there is no sign...
  • Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student

    09/24/2014 7:03:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 24, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM
    A man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was captured in Texas on Wednesday, a day after police announced they had probable cause to arrest him.
  • UKRAINE: UPDATE- Fr Tikhon Sergey Kulbaka abducted & held by Pro-Russian Separatists

    07/12/2014 7:08:08 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    Dear brothers and sisters, from now on this [Facebook] page is controlled by the friends of Father Tikhon. https://www.facebook.com/arkhimtikhon He is still in captivity, we are 100% sure that this page is read by those who hold Fr. Tikhon in captivity. We turn to them and ask for Christ's sake to release our priest. So PLEASE write here what you feel about this situation. Still we ask you all to continue to pray for the health of Father Tikhon and his early/speedy release. #SaveFatherTikhon
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: UPDATE on imprisonment of Father Tikhon

    07/08/2014 4:20:40 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Just a delegation consisting of the Roman Catholic sayaschennika father Nicholas Greek Catholic priest Yuri Yurchik, Pastor Sergei Jamb, and Mufti Said Ismagilov met with the mayor of Donetsk Lukyanchenko to petition for kidnapped father Tikhon Sergius Kulbaka. Going to the meeting, we already knew that he was in the custody of the so-called Russian Orthodox army. Mayor promised at a meeting with Boroday to intercede for the release of Father Tikhon. Much more we were informed by journalists as we left the press conference with the mayor. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL journalist Philip Shishkin advised us to go enter...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: Father Tikhon found alive but held captive by Terrorist/Separatists

    07/07/2014 6:13:03 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    TRANSLATION: "So, thanks to the efforts of many people, we found Father Tikhon alive but captured. He was captured by a group of fighters. Negotiations are being made for his release. So far he is not released. His case is especially complicated since the armed separatists consider him a "religious dissident" - that could mean that is because he is Catholic, not Orthodox. And with their skewed religious militarism, this only makes it harder to negotiate about father. Please continue prayers
  • UKRAINE: PRAYER REQUEST Greek-Catholic priest Father Tikhon-Sergey Kullback missing PHOTOS

    07/04/2014 3:48:09 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    This info shared 1 hr ago, July 4th 5:45 EDT: Information verified, ask for prayer. Missing Greek-Catholic priest Father Tikhon (Sergey Kullback). Yesterday morning, on the left at its Tikhon. vehicles to an undisclosed location, to this hour there has been no communication, his phone is switched off. He had not told relatives, friends or clergy of his intentions to leave the town of Donetsk. There are no reports he had been seen in the Tikhon parish where he served. Prior to this the father Tikhon was not once threatened, the same intruders/attackers have painted on his car with threats...
  • MK Hanin Zoabi Justifies Yeshiva Students' Abduction

    06/17/2014 3:30:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/14 | Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin
    MK Hanin Zoabi (United Arab List) argued that the three kidnappers responsible for the abduction of three teenage yeshiva students are "not terrorists" on Radio Tel Aviv Tuesday morning, in an inflammatory interview which also saw her denigrate Arab Zionist and distant relative Mohammed Zoabi. Mohammed Zoabi, 17, courageously made a viral video showing support for the kidnapped boys, a move which garnered him both Israeli commendation and several death threats from within his Nazareth hometown. MK Zoabi initially denied that she knew the brave teenager well during Tuesday's radio interview, but then proceeded to insult him based on what...
  • Could Drones Help Find Nigeria's Missing Schoolgirls?

    05/10/2014 10:33:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/10/2014
    The search for nearly 300 missing Nigerian schoolgirls has taken on an international dimension with the arrival of American and British experts on the ground to help track down the teens. There are military personnel, development experts, law-enforcement and intelligence agents. And then there’s the possibility of calling in the drones. Reuters reported Thursday that the U.S. was considering a request by Nigeria to provide surveillance aircraft and intelligence. "We are considering it," Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. assistant-secretary of State for African Affairs, said in an interview. While surveillance drones have been used for humanitarian purposes from the Fukushima radiation disaster...
  • Did Nigeria have four-hour warning prior to Boko Haram abduction?

    05/09/2014 1:27:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Did Nigeria’s military fail to act prior to the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls last month? That claim comes from an investigation by Amnesty International, in which they assert that a regional military headquarters simply failed to mobilize in time to prevent the terrorist attack: “Damning testimonies gathered by Amnesty International reveal that Nigerian security forces failed to act on advance warnings about Boko Haram’s armed raid on the state-run boarding school in Chibok which led to the abduction,” the rights group said.Amnesty said it had verified the information about the abduction with “credible sources”.“Amnesty International has confirmed… that...
  • Al Qaeda chief urges Westerner kidnappings

    04/26/2014 9:34:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2014 | by Rania El Gamal
    Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, particularly Americans, who could then be exchanged for jailed jihadists including a blind Egyptian cleric convicted in 1995 of conspiring to attack the United Nations and other New York landmarks. In a wide ranging audio interview, the al Qaeda leader expressed solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood which is facing a violent crackdown by the army-backed government in Egypt and urged unity among rebels in their fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

    04/15/2014 7:35:19 AM PDT · by don-o · 3 replies
    AP - via WJHL TV ^ | April 15, 2014 | ESAM MOHAMED and OMAR AKOUR
    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
  • Taco stand worker saves little boy from kidnapper

    03/03/2014 12:47:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | march 1, 2014 | ryan gorman
    A heroic Los Angeles-area taco stand employee saved a four-year-old boy from a deranged kidnapper. Jesus Delgado, a grill cook at T2 Tacos, in Westchester, jumped out from behind the counter Wednesday and rescued Grady O’Brien from a North Hollywood man who took him after punching his nanny in the face. Witnesses told KTLA the man was ranting about being in the CIA before sucker punching the nanny and making off with the child yelling he was the father – Grady’s six-year-old brother Brendan screamed for help until Delgado sprang into action. The children were walking home from school with the nanny...
  • Police get break, identify sex offender, in 1975 missing girls' cold case [Lyon sisters]

    02/13/2014 3:39:04 AM PST · by deks · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | February 11. 2014 | Ben Brumfield
    The two little girls [Katherine and Sheila Lyon] vanished nearly 40 years ago, their disappearance long faded from the public consciousness, their names etched in a stone marker their hope-sapped parents placed in a local cemetery. But Maryland police have been tenacious about solving this cold case. And on Tuesday they breathed new life into it, when they announced a possible breakthrough. Convicted sex offender Lloyd Lee Welch Jr., 57, who's been serving a prison sentence in Delaware since 1997, was near Sheila and Katherine Lyon on that March day in 1975 when they went missing, Montgomery County Police Chief...
  • Abbas vs Facts: Jews 'Weren't Attacked' In Kusra

    01/12/2014 11:14:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/1/14 | Dalit Halevy and Ari Yashar
    Documented evidence doesn't stand in the way of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's claims regarding the attempted lynching of 25 Jewish residents of Samaria by an Arab mob from Kusra last Tuesday. In talks with Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem on Saturday, Abbas declared "the residents (of Kusra) caught settlers and besieged them, and they did it without tanks, rockets and planes. They gathered around them and told them: you won't leave here until the Palestinian liaison (officers) arrive." "They (the Arabs) didn't hit them," claimed the PA head, "for we have rights and culture, and aren't like them...
  • 'I saw her eyes': Mom dons burqa, rescues kidnapped son in Egypt

    04/28/2013 5:28:02 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Through the slit of the burqa she wore to blend in on the streets of Alexandria, Egypt, Kalli Atteya waited and watched until the boy climbed off the school bus. When she saw him, she moved quickly, grabbing his arm and steering him toward the waiting motorized cart. "Get in," she said to the 12-year-old, who recognized his mother's piercing blue eyes and obeyed wordlessly. Soon, they were speeding toward a safehouse where they would wait for three weeks before returning to the U.S., and ending a 20-month ordeal that began with another abduction — one the boy, Khalil Mohamed...
  • Fairfax Police Search for 5-Year-Old Cameron Serafin - Felony Arrest Warrant for Mother Issued

    04/12/2013 5:43:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 12, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    Cameron Serafin, 5 years old. Contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131. (CNSNews.com) – Police in Fairfax, Va., are searching for 5-year-old Cameron Serafin, who may be in danger and whose hair apparently has been dyed dark brown (from natural blond) to change his appearance. A felony arrest warrant for his mother has been issued and it is believed that she is traveling out west with the boy. Cameron Serafin, who is 3-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 40 pounds, was supposed to have been returned to his father on Monday, Apr. 8, and police believe he is in the company of...
  • Woman, 89, carjacked, locked in trunk by teens for 2 days, police say

    03/22/2013 9:04:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    LINCOLN, Del. - March 21, 2013 (WPVI) -- Delaware State Police have charged 5 teenagers with the carjacking, kidnapping and robbing of a senior citizen and locking her in a car trunk for two days. 89-year-old Margaret Smith of Lincoln, Delaware spoke exclusively to Action News Thursday night and says she is relieved to have survived the wildest ride of her life. "I'm still shaking," Smith said.
  • Thirty hostages reported killed in Algeria assault (12 minutes ago)

    01/17/2013 2:40:39 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2013 | By Lamine Chikhi
    (Reuters) - Thirty hostages and at least 11 Islamist militants were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant in a bid to free many dozens of Western and local captives, an Algerian security source said. Two Japanese, two Britons and a French national were among at least seven foreigners killed, the source told Reuters. Eight of the dead hostages were Algerian. The nationalities of the rest, as well as of perhaps dozens more who escaped, were unclear. Americans, Norwegians, Romanians and an Austrian have also been mentioned by their governments as having been captured. Underlining the...
  • European court to decide if a lesbian partner can sever a father’s ties to his son

    10/01/2012 9:23:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 10/02/2012 | WENDY WRIGHT
    Europe’s highest court on human rights will decide if a lesbian can adopt her partner’s child, in this case stripping the father of his parental rights to his son. The case is very simple according to Gregor Puppinck of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ). “The two female partners want to oust the father and, since the law does not allow them to do so, they claim it is discriminatory,” Gregor reported in Turtle Bay and Beyond, C-FAM’s blog. The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will hear the case X and others v. Austria...
  • Ex-FBI agent who vanished in Iran: "Help me"

    12/09/2011 3:34:59 AM PST · by nuconvert · 27 replies
    Long after he vanished in Iran, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson reappeared in a video and a series of photographs sent to his family over the past year, transforming a mysterious disappearance into a hostage standoff with an unknown kidnapper, The Associated Press has learned.
  • (15 y/o) Missing Megan Stammers 'Ran Away With Teacher'

    09/23/2012 10:57:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 9/23/2012
    A missing 15-year-old is believed to have run away to France with one of her teachers, police have told Sky News. Megan Stammers failed to turn up at Bishop Bell Church Of England School in Eastbourne on Friday and hours later she crossed from Dover to Calais. Sussex Police have urged either Megan or 30-year-old Jeremy Forrest, who she is believed to be travelling with, to contact them. Chief Inspector Jason Tingley said they were at a "critical stage of the investigation". "We are investigating several lines of enquiry and are grateful for the support and co-operation from Megan's family...
  • Kandahar ‘chief’ hijacker behind plot to abduct Rahul Gandhi

    11/19/2007 4:51:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 61+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | 11/19/2007 | Pranab Dhal Samanta
    Kandahar ‘chief’ hijacker behind plot to abduct Rahul Gandhi Pranab Dhal Samanta Terror: Three held in UP say they got ‘personal guidance’ in Pak from Ibrahim Athar, Jaish boss Masood Azhar’s brother NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 18: Eight years after he had India on tenterhooks for a week, IC-814 principal hijacker Ibrahim Athar, referred to as “chief” during the hijack, has reappeared on the Indian terror scene as the mastermind, facilitator and trainer of the foiled Jaish-e-Mohammed operation to abduct Rahul Gandhi. Younger brother of Jaish head Maulana Masood Azhar, the dangerous Athar is learnt to have imparted training to the...
  • 1 Suspect Arrested, Girl Still Missing Following Monterey [California] Abduction

    07/30/2012 1:07:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 30, 2012 8:00 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A suspect was in custody Monday for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl, who remains missing. A statewide Amber Alert was issued Sunday for Eunice Serrato of San Ardo after the teen was allegedly taken by 39-year-old Juan Manuel Salazar Sr. and his son around 9:45 p.m. Saturday, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department. Salazar Sr. turned himself in Sunday night, but his son, 19-year-old Juan Manuel Salazar Jr., is still believed to be with Serrato in a tan, 2007 Honda Civic with California license plate 6JUK098, according to authorities. The...
  • Virginia Tech police seek two suspects after early-morning attack

    06/29/2012 10:23:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 29, 2012 | Chase Purdy
    The suspects drove away from the scene in a dark, regular-cab pickup truck. The last four digits of the truck’s license plate are 3330, according to witnesses at the scene. Police across the region are on the lookout following an attempted abduction on the Virginia Tech campus Friday morning in which two men tried to drag a woman into a pickup truck, according to the Virginia Tech Police. Maj. Kevin L. Foust said the woman, who has not been identified, was crossing Henderson Lawn from College Avenue to Alumni Mall about 2:15 a.m. when two men approached her. Police said...
  • Attempt to Abduct Israeli Girl at Disney World: nine year old girl was found drugged, with her head

    04/29/2012 2:42:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    inn ^ | 4/29/12 | Gil Ronen
    A nine-year-old Israeli girl was nearly abducted from her parents at Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, during the Pesach holiday. Channel 10 news reported that two Israeli parents and their two children were standing in line for one of the rides in the huge theme park when they discovered that their daughter had disappeared. They immediately ran to the park's security officers, who locked all of the park's exit gates. The parents were taken to a control room, where they were asked to look for the girl on the numerous security cameras.
  • {Chilling} Video: Girl Escapes Kidnap Attempt In Walmart (GA)

    02/09/2012 6:58:44 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 29 replies
    Sky News ^ | 09 FEB 12 | Sky News
    Dramatic CCTV footage has emerged of the moment a convicted killer allegedly tried to kidnap a young girl at a Walmart store. Seven-year-old Brittany Baxter was grabbed by the man at the store in Bremen, Georgia, USA, on Wednesday. In the footage a man can be seen grabbing the girl and trying to carry her away through an aisle of the large store.
  • Man tried to abduct girl from Bremen Walmart

    02/09/2012 6:57:24 AM PST · by Preachin' · 12 replies
    WSB TV via Georgia Daily News ^ | 02/08/2012 | Georgia Daily News
    Bremen Police have a man in custody after the attempted abduction of a 7-year-old girl at a Walmart. Brittney Baxter was in the toy aisle at the Walmart on Highway 27 when a man came up behind her and grabbed her, police said. The man put his hand over her mouth, but Brittney kicked, squirmed and made as much noise as possible before the man let go and ran off. ..... The incident was caught on store surveillance footage.
  • International help needed to find abducted children

    02/03/2012 7:38:04 AM PST · by republican4ever · 2 replies
    Sparsely Sage and Timely ^ | 01/30/2012 | David V. Mitchell
    A Guatemalan wife and mother of two, Cristina Siekavizza, went missing July 7. Authorities believe her husband murdered her, and Guatemalan news media have reported the English-speaking husband, Roberto Barreda de León, has probably fled to the United States.