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  • Report: Three Americans kidnapped in Baghdad

    01/18/2016 12:17:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Three Americans have been kidnapped in Baghdad by "militias," according to Arab news channel Al Arabiya, citing its own sources. The State Department said it is aware of the report and is working with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans. Officials, however, would not confirm that anyone been kidnapped. "We are aware of reports that American citizens are missing in Iraq," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement to The Hill. "The safety and security of American citizens overseas is our highest priority, he continued. "We are working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to...

    01/17/2016 3:03:36 PM PST · by TBBT · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/17/16 | soopermexican
    This is really bad. From the Associated Press: BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad confirms that “several” Americans are missing in Iraq after local media reported that three Americans had been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital. U.S. Embassy spokesman Scott Bolz said Sunday that “We are working in full cooperation with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans.” His comments came after the Arab news channel, al-Arabiya, citing its own sources, reported that three Americans had been kidnapped by militias in Baghdad. The incident comes after a week that has seen a deterioration of security in and around...
  • BREAKING. Three Americans Kidnapped In Baghdad After US Pays Iran $1.7 BILLION Ransom

    01/17/2016 1:16:36 PM PST · by TBBT · 52 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/17/16 | streiff
    Al-Aribiya is reporting that three Americans have been kidnapped by militia in Baghdad. ***snip*** Via The Independent: According to Arab news channel Al-Arabiya, well-informed sources in Baghdad have confirmed that the kidnapping took place, although the story is yet to be verified. The identities of the kidnapped Americans or the militias have not yet been confirmed. It seems that Iran has revalidated a long-standing business model used in that part of the world for a few thousand years: kidnap for ransom. It seems much more than a coincidence that after the United States gave up seven prisoners doing time for...
  • IDF Soldier Possibly Kidnapped in Battle During Ceasefire

    08/01/2014 4:16:54 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 1st, 2014
    The IDF believes there is a high likelihood that a soldier was kidnapped this morning in Rafah (Rafiach) at 9:30am. Hamas terrorists attacked IDF troops this morning during the cease fire, a battle ensued, at it is believed they managed to kidnap a soldier. They have made numerous attempts, since the war began, to abduct soldiers, and this may have been their goal all along. The soldiers family has been notified.
  • With Kidnap of Israeli Soldier, John Kerrys Ceasefire Has Made Matters Much, Much Worse

    08/01/2014 6:49:17 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | August 1, 2014 9:26 am | Arik Elman
    Lets just recap what happened with the abduction of an Israeli soldier this morning. The Israeli government believed the word of the Secretary of State of the United States that, via his Turkish and Qatari friends, he had obtained acceptable terms for a ceasefire with Hamas. Mr. Kerrys flunkies even bragged about the success of his Turko-Qatari connections, chiding those who looked askance at his bromance with friends and sponsors of Hamas. What happened next a surprise attack on Israeli troops in the southern Gaza Strip an hour and a half into the ceasefire, an abduction of a soldier...
  • In extended version of kidnapped teens' call to police, murderers heard singing in celebration

    07/02/2014 9:16:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 7/2/14 | BEN HARTMAN
    Tape seems to dispel scenario that terrorists had panicked and possibly not meant to kill the 3 Israeli boys; the killers can be heard speaking in Arabic, one of them saying, "We got three." The terrorists who murdered three Israeli teens after abducting them on June 12th broke out into celebratory singing after gunning them down, according to an extended version of the emergency dispatch call placed by one of the boys on the night of the killings. In addition, the killers can be heard speaking in Arabic, one of them saying "We got three."
  • Two Chaldean Nuns & Orphans Kidnapped in Mosul ( ISIS - Iraq )

    07/01/2014 10:06:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 1, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    No mass was celebrated in Mosul for the first time in 1,600 years on June 15. ... Two Chaldean nuns went missing on Saturday in Mosul. It is believed they have been kidnapped by Muslim terrorists.
  • Sick: Fatah Posts Cartoon Mocking Kidnapped Teens as 'Rats'

    06/15/2014 8:16:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 6/15/14 | Ari Soffer
    The official Facebook page Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party has posted a cartoon comparing the three kidnapped Israeli students to rats.
  • UKRAINE Snezhnjansky children are now on the border with Russia [Separatists kidnap]

    06/12/2014 6:08:53 AM PDT · by · 2 replies ^ | 12.06.2014 13:01
    The whereabouts of a group of children, today intercepted by gunmen on the outskirts of Snow. According to the data available now at the Department of Family and Youth State Administration, the bus with the children of Snow prosledolval of Krasny Luch, Lugansk region, where the CAT headed "Dolzhansky." Now the children are on the border. Plans for people intercept bus, nothing is known. To cross the border in children and persons accompanying them, there is no necessary documents. Donetsk Regional State Administration continues to investigate all the circumstances of the incident and take all possible measures in the circumstances...
  • Indian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

    06/03/2014 5:08:29 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 1 replies
    BBC News | June 3, 2014 | N/A
    An Indian aid worker has been kidnapped in the Afghan city of Herat, Indian and Afghan officials say. The 47-year-old man was visiting a school when a group of unknown gunmen kidnapped him on Monday afternoon. India's foreign ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the consulate in Herat was trying to get more information. The incident comes just 10 days after the consulate was attacked by gunmen armed with machine guns and grenades. At least four attackers were killed in the firefight with security forces that lasted several hours. Herat lies near Afghanistan's border with Iran and is considered one of...
  • Nigerian Military....knows the whereabouts of kindnapped girls

    05/26/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 26/5/14 | Dana Ford
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  • 90% of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls are Christians; jihadists released Muslim girls

    05/11/2014 1:03:42 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 11 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another, but harsh to the unbelievers (Quran 48:29). The sharp dichotomy between Muslims and non-Muslims runs through all of Islamic doctrine. In Islamic law, non-Muslims are to be denied basic rights; indeed, they simply have no rights that Muslims are bound to respect. Chibok Affair: The Emerging And Uncomfortable Facts, by Fani-Kayode, Vanguard, May 10, 2014 (thanks to Izuchukwu): Now that the operational leadership and visible face of Boko Haram, in the person of the filth called Mr. Abubakar Shekau (aka Darul Tawheed), has finally admitted...
  • Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls Likely Split Up, Taken Across Border

    05/09/2014 10:55:44 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 21 replies
    CNN/World ^ | May 8, 2014 | Vladimir Duthiers, Isha Sesay
    "I abducted your girls," Abubakar Shekau taunted in a video obtained by Agence France Presse. "There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell." The girls have not been seen since Boko Haram militants abducted them on April 14. That was followed on Sunday night by another kidnapping, with villagers in Warabe accusing Boko Haram militants of taking at least eight girls between the ages of 12 and 15.
  • Venezuelan Globovision editor Nairobi Pinto kidnapped

    04/09/2014 7:27:14 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    BBC (Latin America) ^ | 7 April 2014 Last updated at 20:45 ET | none stated
    The assignment editor of the Venezuelan TV news network Globovision has been kidnapped, according to her father. Nairobi Pinto was seized by two masked gunmen at her home in the capital Caracas, her father Luis said. He asked the kidnappers to "see sense" and release his daughter.
  • Gang 'snatched 13-year-old runaway off the street and forced her into prostitution

    01/09/2014 5:16:13 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | , 9 January 2014 | RYAN GORMAN
    Three people were arrested Monday after being accused of forcing a 13-year-old girl into both prostitution and stripping under the stage name Peaches at a Miami club. Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18, forced the young runaway into a life of sex slavery after scooping her up off a Miami Beach street last month, officials said. The trio forced her to have sex for money on at least one occasion she was forced her to strip at Club Madonna on the South Beach Strip, according to an affidavit cited by the Miami Herald. The girl,...
  • Pope calls for prayer for nuns kidnapped in Syria

    12/04/2013 2:02:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    (Vatican Radio) At the end of his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis called on everyone to pray for a group of nuns taken by force from the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint Tecla in the ancient Christian town of Malula in Syria. Now I would like to invite everyone to pray for the religious sisters of the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint Tecla in Malula, in Syria, who, two days ago, were taken away by force by armed men, he said. Let us pray for these sisters, and for all those who have been kidnapped on account of the...
  • Cal Ripken Jr. offers $100,000 for arrest, conviction of mom's kidnapper

    08/07/2013 3:38:13 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-4-13 | Greg Seaby
    Baltimore Orioles "Iron Man" Cal Ripken Jr. announced a $100,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who kidnapped his mother for a day last year, a case that is still unsolved. "After talking as a family with members of law enforcement and friends, we decided we would try to reignite interest in the case," the Hall of Fame shortstop told reporters during a news conference at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Violet Ripken, Cal's mother, then 74, was abducted at gunpoint the morning of July 24, 2012, from her Aberdeen, Maryland, home. Her disappearance...
  • Foreign Authorities Assume Kidnapping Of OKC Valedictorian

    06/20/2013 12:11:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies - NEWS 9 ^ | Updated June 19, 2013 | By Michael Konopasek, News 9
    SNIPPET: "Authorities in Ecuador are officially treating the disappearance of an Oklahoma City valedictorian as a kidnapping case, according to family members searching for the teen." SNIPPET: "Classen SAS graduate August Reiger went missing Sunday from a mountain near his Baos resort where he had been staying for the last week." SNIPPET: "The U.S. Embassy says it is in close contact with the Reiger family while the State Department continues to warn of the dangers in the area." SNIPPET: "The family tells supporters in Oklahoma City that roughly 150 people searched for August on Tuesday. Those close to August say...
  • State officials keep boy captive for four years (Children 'Belong' to Community-Sweden)

    04/24/2013 8:04:32 AM PDT · by fwdude · 8 replies ^ | April 24, 2013 | Carolyn Moynihan
    Four years ago a seven-year-old boy was taken from his parents as the family boarded an international flight. Armed police seized the boy, although they did not have arrest warrants, and he was placed in a foster home. The boy has still not been restored to his parents, and for three years they have not been allowed to see him at all. What on earth could these parents have done to their child? Had they abused and starved him? Neglected him and damaged his health? Psychologically tortured him? No, none of those things. So where could this nightmarish scenario have...
  • 'Please spare my little girl': How Mexico's fearless female mayor sacrificed herself...

    11/27/2012 3:04:15 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 74 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/26/2012 | Sam Webb
    The woman mayor who was kidnapped and murdered by a Mexican drug gang pleaded with her attackers for her young daughters life, it emerged today. Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who had already survived two assassination attempts, was driving the child to school at around 8.30am when she was ambushed by a car in the city of Morelia. The 36-year-old was hauled from her vehicle and physically assaulted as horrified witnesses watched, according to newspaper El Universal. They described how she begged for her child to be left alone and then appeared to get into her abductors car willingly. The little girl...
  • Terrified teenagers kidnapped at gunpoint during FAKE armed raid on church group...

    03/26/2012 7:29:37 PM PDT · by rawhide · 19 replies · 33+ views ^ | 26 March 2012 | Beth Stebner
    A church tried to teach its youth group a lesson by staging a raid in which unsuspecting teens were kidnapped at gunpoint, forced into a van and made to watch one of their pastors being assaulted in his house. The 'lesson,' according to pastors at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Middletown, Pennsylvania, was meant to teach them about what Christian missionaries are subjected to in other parts of the world. However, at least one girl, 14, was bruised and battered after the object lesson, and has now filed a complaint with the police. The girl, who has asked...
  • Watch: Girl Fights Off Accused Walmart Kidnapper

    02/09/2012 2:47:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Watch unbelievable store surveillance video as a 7-year-old girl fights off a would-be kidnapper in a Georgia Walmart.
  • U.S. tourists seized in Egypt's Sinai released

    02/03/2012 9:07:54 AM PST · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Two American women kidnapped by gunmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday were released into army custody hours after they were seized, security sources said.
  • Gunmen kidnap two U.S. tourists in Egypt's Sinai

    02/03/2012 4:11:42 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 02/03/2012 | NA
    (Reuters) - Gunmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula kidnapped two American women on Friday in an apparent attempt to hold them for ransom, security sources said.
  • Prime Minister's statement on Alan McMenemy

    01/20/2012 4:35:55 PM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Prime Minister's statement on Alan McMenemy Friday 20 January 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed the British Embassy in Baghdad have received the body of hostage Alan McMenemy. The Prime Minister said: It is with great sadness that I can confirm that the British Embassy in Baghdad received a body today that has been identified as Alan McMenemy, who was kidnapped in Baghdad in 2007, along with four other men. The bodies of Jason Swindlehurst, Jason Creswell and Alec MacLachlan were returned in 2009. Peter Moore was the only hostage released alive...
  • Nationals Catcher Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela

    11/09/2011 8:13:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    abc ^ | 11/9/2011 | JORGE RUEDA
    Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela. Ramos, 24, was taken away in an SUV by four armed men in Santa Ines in central Carabobo state, Kathe Vilera, spokeswoman for the catcher's Venezuelan League team, said through her official Twitter account. "This is sad, worrisome and true that Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped," she said. Ramos was playing winter ball with the Aragua Tigers. She said the rising Major League Baseball star was kidnapped at 6:45 p.m. local time (2315 GMT) and that police have been notified. Santa Ines lies...
  • Intentional misrepresentation of facts MSM? ( Gilad Shalit )

    10/18/2011 8:25:15 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 10 replies
    Doc Talk ^ | GS Don Morris
    As I watch the unfolding of the Shalit exchange across multiple television news channels, including Israeli, France, CNN, BBC and UK I find the most of the reporting disconcerting. Why? The reporters are either ill informed, intentional in distorting the truth or truly ignorant. There is no other possibility. Let me clarify a point repeatedly, across almost all of these news stations regarding Shalits abduction. He was taken on 25 June 2006 by Hamas terrorist from Gaza in a cross-border raid. A Hamas terrorist group attacked a Merkava Tank Mark 3, which was guarding the security fence and an army...
  • Taliban have kidnapped the Ex Governor of Wardak Province of Afghanistan.

    09/17/2011 10:54:36 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies ^ | 18 September 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 18 September 2011, Taliban had target the Ex Governor of Afghanistan province Wardak, Bism Ullah Umar. He was Governor during Babrak Karmil Regime in Afghanistan. According to sources Taliban kidnapped him yesterday evening when he was on way to Karemdad village of Narh City. The security guard of Ex Governor has start firing on Taliban to release the Ex Governor, but Taliban bring the Bism Ullah Umar. After the kidnapping of Ex Governor of Wardak Province afghan national force has start operation in different area of the city, but they didnt found any clue. Till now no one take...
  • Militant kidnapped 10 students from lower kurram agency.

    04/02/2011 2:52:08 AM PDT · by musarratullah
    own ^ | 2 april 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar 2 April 2011, Students of Secondary School Began whose are returns to homes, unknown militants kidnapped him from Began Area of Kurram Agency. Political administration confirmed the incident. According to the official all student of Government High School Began and they are return to homes after give exam. Its the second incident in area. Last week militants kidnapped 33 people from same area.
  • Guadalupe's only cop Erika Gandara kidnapped

    12/27/2010 5:49:12 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies · 8+ views
    AFP ^ | December 28, 2010
    GUNMEN have kidnapped the sole police officer in a northern Mexican town, a 28-year-old woman working alone after her colleagues resigned or were killed in the region's brutal drug war. A dozen unidentified gunmen set Erika Gandara's home ablaze last week and torched two cars parked outside before abducting her, the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office. Guadalupe, the town of 9000 inhabitants she helped keep safe, is located just off the US-Mexico border in the heart of one of the country's most violent regions where 3100 people were killed this year alone. In late November, unidentified gunmen killed another female crime...
  • MISSING 13 year old girl Des Moines, Iowa

    11/10/2010 10:19:02 AM PST · by suzy02 · 9 replies
    A 13 year old female is missing, in Des Moines, Iowa. She has not been seen since Friday Morning. Pleast take a look at her picture, and help watch for her. Thank you. A Facebook page has been set up here: MISSING 13 YEAR OLD GIRL Tiffany Speck, last seen November 5th around 8:30 am on the corner of South Union and Kirkwood on the Southside of Des Moines, IA. She was wearing a black sweatshirt with a McKee School logo on the left shoulder, jeans and grey sweater boots. Tiff is 5 2, 145 lbs., brown eyes, and...
  • Somali Family Laments Kidnapping of Christian Girl

    10/07/2010 1:02:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | October 6, 2010 | Dan Wooding
    Note: Photo included. NOTE The following text is a quote: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Somali Family Laments Kidnapping of Christian Girl Islamist extremist insurgents abducted 15-year-old nearly eight months ago By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (ANS) -- Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that an underground Christian family from central Somalia is agonizing over the kidnapping of their daughter nearly eight months ago by Islamic militants bent on punishing those who leave Islam. Al Shabaab gunmen in Somalia Ghelle Hassan Aded told Compass that he has not seen his 15-year-old daughter, Anab Ghelle Hassan, since Islamic...
  • 20 Mexican Tourists Missing After Acapulco Kidnap

    10/02/2010 5:09:20 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/2/2010 | Yahoo News
    MEXICO CITY (AFP) A heavily armed gang kidnapped about 20 Mexican tourists in the beach resort city of Acapulco earlier this week and their whereabouts are still unknown, police said Saturday. The tourists from Morelia in neighboring Michoacan state were "deprived of their liberty" Thursday when they were overtaken by an armed group, prosecutors said in a statement, adding they did not know the identity of the gunmen or the fate of those abducted. "On Thursday night, about 20 people were abducted by armed men as they arrived in Acapulco. There is no immediate word on there whereabouts, the...
  • Criminal proceedings against kidnapper of schoolgirl Jaycee Lee Dugard halted

    09/25/2010 3:05:35 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th September 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Criminal proceedings against the man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard have been sensationally halted because of concerns about his mental state. Superior Court Judge Douglas Phimister made the decision yesterday after a short pre-trial hearing for Phillip Garrido. Phimister said he had concerns about Garrido's mental competency to participate in his defence. He is facing 29 counts of kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment in the 1991 disappearance of Dugard
  • Kidnapped Mexican mayor found dead near Monterrey

    08/18/2010 10:32:26 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/18/10
    MONTERREY Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican security forces found the body of a slain mayor near Mexico's affluent city of Monterrey on Wednesday, days after he was abducted by drug hitmen, officials and local media said. Mexican President Felipe Calderon, in a posting on his Twitter account, said he was sorry about the "cowardly assassination" of Mayor Edelmiro Cavazos, the mayor of a popular tourist town on the outskirts of Monterrey, a major industrial center with close U.S. business links. "The murder of Edelmiro is an outrage and forces us to redouble our efforts to fight these cowardly criminals," Calderon wrote....
  • Profiling

    07/07/2010 12:56:01 PM PDT · by jongaltsr · 18 replies
    Absolutely No Profiling! Pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following multiple choice test. These events are actual events from history... They really happened! Do you remember?
  • Naval spokesman says 12 expatriate sailors kidnapped off coast of Nigeria's southern delta

    07/03/2010 3:36:47 PM PDT · by rawhide · 6 replies ^ | 7-3-10
    Pirates kidnapped 12 foreign sailors off the coast of Nigeria's restive and oil-rich southern delta during an attack that left one crew member injured, a naval spokesman said Saturday. Commodore David Nabaida told The Associated Press that pirates boarded the German-flagged cargo ship BBC Palonia Friday night off the coast of the Niger Delta near the Bonny River fairway. A struggle broke out during the attack and pirates shot one crew member in the leg during the fight, Nabaida said. Nabaida said the Nigerian navy escorted the ship to safe waters and transported the wounded Ukrainian sailor to a local...
  • Lawmakers pass $20M settlement for kidnapped girl

    07/02/2010 7:59:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 3 replies
    hosted ^ | Jul 1 | DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A woman held captive for nearly two decades by a rapist out on parole will receive $20 million from the state of California for her ordeal, during which she bore two children to the man whom officials were supposedly monitoring..Lawmakers approved the settlement Thursday for Jaycee Dugard, now 30, and her two daughters, who resurfaced last August after being held in a secret backyard by a suspect identified by authorities as Phillip Garrido....
  • Investigators On The Scene Of Where Jacob Wetterling Disappeared More Than 20 years (MN)

    06/30/2010 3:30:07 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 62 replies · 1+ views
    kstp ^ | 6-30-`0 | Cory Kampschroer
    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has confirmed Stearns County investigators are at a property in the area where Jacob Wetterling was abducted more than 20 years ago. Neighbors report seeing several unmarked law enforcement vehicles Wednesday morning at the property in St. Joseph. A sheriff's office squad car is parked at the entry to the driveway. The sheriff's office tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that, "an investigation is occurring today, but details of that investigation are restricted by a Stearns County court order." The sheriff's office would not release any other details about the investigation and gave no indication when more details would...
  • Muslim employer holds Pakistani Christian family captive for a year

    06/10/2010 8:55:37 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 66+ views ^ | 06/11/2010 | Staff
    Pakistani police freed a family of Christian brick kiln workers on June 2 in Raiwind, Pakistan. Asghar Masih, Rehana Bibi and their three children were allegedly held hostage at a brick kiln by Muhammad Nawaz, the Muslim owner. Asghar escaped and informed Pakistani officials about his familys plight. The police then raided the brick kiln and freed the victims after arresting Nawaz. Nawaz allegedly raped Rehana and her eldest daughter repeatedly during the imprisonment and he and accomplices also tortured and chained the victims to prevent them from escaping....
  • Mother Tracks Down Kidnapped Kids Using Facebook

    06/06/2010 11:02:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 98 replies · 1,715+ views
    consumerist ^ | June 6, 2010 | Chris Morran
    While the rest of you were busy asking friends to join your gang in MafiaWars or doing whatever it is you're supposed to do in Farmville, a mother in California was busy using Facebook for a good reason -- to track down her two children who had been kidnapped 15 years earlier. According to the Deputy District Attorney in San Berardnio, CA, the father of the two children -- one boy and one girl -- had gone missing with the children in 1995 when the kids were just 2 and 3 years old. "The mother got on to Facebook and...
  • Report: 3 Soldiers Kidnapped Briefly in Ship Takeover

    06/04/2010 5:07:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 465+ views
    inn ^ | 6/4/10 | Maayana Miskin
    An internal IDF review of the takeover of the Gaza-bound ship Mavi Marmara revealed that three soldiers were briefly kidnapped while aboard the vessel. The three were beaten when they boarded the ship and then, when they were wounded and groggy, were dragged to a room within the ship and held there. A short time later, dozens of their fellow soldiers began searching the ship. When the attacking passengers saw that soldiers had successfully seized control of the Marmara, they released the three captives, the report stated.

    06/01/2010 2:41:31 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 818+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | May 31, 2010 | by Dan Wooding
    Note: Photo included. NOTE The following text is a quote: Monday, May 31, 2010 Christian Woman Kidnapped in Pakistan Escapes Impoverished father had received ultimatum from employer who loaned him money By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (ANS) -- Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that a Christian woman who was kidnapped, forced to marry a Muslim farmer and told to convert to Islam amid a dispute over a loan said today (Monday, May 31, 2010) she has returned home after weeks of captivity and torture. Sania James (Photo: Compass) Sania James, 33, was kidnapped April 5...
  • Sister Mary was protecting 2-year-old from parents, friend says

    02/03/2010 10:48:49 AM PST · by greatdefender · 5 replies · 413+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Feb. 3, 2010 | Anthony Colarossi and Susan Jacobson
    One of Sister Mary's friends came to her defense today, saying the Lake County nun only wanted to protect the child she is accused of taking from her parents six months ago. Laura Maria Caballero, also known as Sister Mary, of Eustis thought the parents of the 2-year-old girl were not taking the best possible care of the child, the friend told the Orlando Sentinel. "Her whole life is giving," Hendrick said. "She's always in court fighting some battle for some kid." He has met the child she is accused of taking and said that Sister Mary would take her...
  • Car of Kidnap Suspect Jean Philippe Lacombe Seen Heading Into Mexico

    12/17/2009 4:28:35 PM PST · by Engineer_Soldier · 5 replies · 594+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 17, 2009 | EMILY FRIEDMAN
    An international manhunt is on for a father whose car was last seen crossing the Texas border into Mexico after he allegedly tricked a court to give him custody of his 10-year-old son. Video shows 10-year-old crying as his father takes him off a bus.The boy can be seen on a videotape pleading with police "please, please, please" to not force him to go with his father. Jean Philippe Lacombe, 41, allegedly fooled the court into helping him get custody of his son by presenting documents in Spanish that he said gave him legal custody of his son Jean Paul....
  • Suspected Al Qaeda men kidnap 3 Spanish aid workers

    12/06/2009 3:26:45 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 868+ views
    SPANISH ^ | December 1, 2009 | by Rajat Anand
    SNIPPET: "Three Spanish aid workers were kidnapped in the North African nation Mauritania on Sunday. Spains Interior Minister, Alfredo Prez Rubalcaba, expressed his concerns that kidnappers could be members of the North African branch of Al Qaeda." SNIPPET: "The names of the workers kidnapped are Alicia Gmez, Roque Pascual and Albert Vilalta. Vilaltas father, Albert Vilalta is a former regional councilor for the environment."
  • Reporter kidnapped and killed in northern Mexico

    11/03/2009 12:25:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 756+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/3/09 | Eduardo Castillo - ap
    MEXICO CITY A news reporter who wrote about violent drug crimes has been strangled in the northern Mexican state of Durango, authorities said Tuesday. El Tiempo de Durango journalist Jose Bladimir Antuna was kidnapped Monday morning, said Ruben Lopez, spokesman for the state Attorney General's Office. Authorities found his body that night in a vacant lot in the state capital, about 400 miles southwest of Laredo, Texas. State authorities are investigating the murder. Lopez would not specify whether they suspected connections with organized crime. But Antuna had told his colleagues at the newspaper that he had received multiple telephone...
  • Officials: Abducted newborn safer in state custody

    10/04/2009 7:58:35 PM PDT · by mombyprofession · 14 replies · 907+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A newborn boy abducted by a woman posing as an immigration agent was again taken from his mother after a brief reunion, this time by state officials who said the baby and his three siblings would be safest with foster parents. Rob Johnson, a spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, said the children were taken from their mother, Maria Gurrolla, "purely for safety reasons," though he would not detail why they were in danger. Johnson said officials made arrangements for Gurrolla to see her baby Saturday afternoon and hold him, four days after he was...
  • Two men kidnapped after gunshots near Alton[South Texas]

    09/01/2009 6:43:24 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 927+ views
    The Monitor ^ | August 31, 2009 | Jared Taylor
    NEAR ALTON Gunshots broke out late Friday afternoon before a gang of men kidnapped two others near a rural workshop beside an orchard. Sheriffs deputies said several men kidnapped Armado Cantu and Eliberto Mireles were working at the tool shop at 10612 N. Moorefield Road about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Dispatchers received a call about a shooting, but after deputies arrived it was clear two men had also been kidnapped, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevio said. Witnesses told deputies Cantu and Mireles were working outside the tool shop when several men pulled up in a white Ford Explorer and a...
  • Madhatta Haipe Extradited to U.S. for 1995 Hostage Taking Involving U.S. and Philippine Citizens

    08/31/2009 2:47:19 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 503+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Madhatta Haipe Extradited to U.S. for 1995 Hostage Taking Involving U.S. and Philippine Citizens WASHINGTONThe Justice Department today announced that Madhatta Haipe, a citizen of the Philippines, has been extradited from the Philippines to face trial in the District of Columbia for various crimes relating to the hostage taking of U.S. and Philippine citizens in 1995. Haipe was arrested Aug. 27 upon his arrival in the United States and is expected to make his initial appearance this afternoon in federal court in the District of Columbia to face a seven-count indictment filed on...