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# kidnap - Monday 3 June, 2013

Man bundled into van by men in balaclavas in Down kidnapping

The 27-year-old was released uninjured later that day but police are appealing for witnesses.

# kidnap - Monday 27 May, 2013

Gunmen kidnap two foreign tourists in Yemen

A man and a woman were seized today while they were outside a hotel in the eastern part of the central Yemeni city of Taiz.

# kidnap - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Man charged over alleged false imprisonment

A 47-year-old been charged in connection with an incident of alleged false imprisonment involving a woman in Dublin last week.

# kidnap - Friday 10 May, 2013

Prosecutor may seek death penalty in US kidnap case

Prosecutors say that charges will be sought against Ariel Castro for every act of sexual violence, rape, every day of kidnapping, every felonious assault, attempted murder and aggravated murder alleged.

# kidnap - Thursday 9 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added terrible (and expensive) rooms for rent

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# kidnap - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Neighbours 'saw naked woman crawling' in backyard of Ohio kidnap house

Charges have yet to be filed against the three brothers who were arrested in connection with the Cleveland kidnapping.

# kidnap - Friday 12 April, 2013

Police warn public after attempted snatching in Down

An eight-year-old girl escaped after a suspicious approach this morning.

# kidnap - Friday 15 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# kidnap - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Gunmen abduct seven foreign workers in Nigeria

A security guard was killed in the attack, police have said.

# kidnap - Monday 21 January, 2013

Death toll climbs past 80 in siege in Algerian hostage crisis

As many as 48 hostages are believed to have been killed in the crisis.

# kidnap - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added ice hockey humiliation

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# kidnap - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Woman (20) allegedly kidnapped from Dundalk and taken to Newry

Two people appeared in court in connection with the alleged incident. The woman escaped to safety after being held in a house in Newry, police said.

# kidnap - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Girl held for 3 days escapes in Germany

A 28-year-old man is being held by police after allegedly kidnapping the girl at knifepoint.

# kidnap - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Taken 2 tops North American box office on debut

Liam Neeson’s Taken 2 brought in around $50 million at the US box office this weekend.

# kidnap - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Belgium vows to toughen parole after Dutroux ex-wife outcry

Belgium’s Prime Minister has vowed to toughen parole rules following the release of the accomplice and ex-wife of paedophile serial killer Marc Dutroux.

# kidnap - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Court releases wife of notorious Belgian paedophile and child murderer

Michelle Martin was jailed in 2004 for complicity in the imprisonment and death of her husband’s young victims.

# kidnap - Friday 13 July, 2012

Cold case experts start review of Natascha Kampusch kidnap case

Investigators are searching for errors and missed opportunities in the probe into Kampusch’s abduction in 1998 when she was 10.

# kidnap - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Eight arrested after video of girl being raped circulates

Eight men and boys have been arrested in South Africa after a video showing the rape of a 17-year-old girl, said to have the mental capacity of a 5-year-old, was circulated online.

# kidnap - Friday 9 March, 2012

Details of hostages' last days emerge amid UK and Italian diplomatic row

Briton Chris McManus and Italian Franco Lamolinara died in a botched rescue attempt in north-western Nigeria yesterday. Italy’s president accused Britain of an “inexplicable” failure to consult with Italy over the mission.

# kidnap - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Five tourists killed in Ethiopia attack

Gunmen in the African nation attacked a group of foreigners, killing five, injuring two and kidnapping another two.

# kidnap - Saturday 19 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Police on the hunt for Party of Five star over alleged assault Jeremy London

Police on the hunt for Party of Five star over alleged assault

Jeremy London, who also starred in Mallrats, 7th Heaven and I’ll Fly Away, is wanted by police in relation to allegations made by his girlfriend.

# kidnap - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Gardaí renew appeal for information over Dublin kidnap

Gardaí investigating the abduction of Dubliner Ciaran Noonan have asked the public for their assistance again as fears for his safety continue to grow.

# kidnap - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

'Please give him back': Abducted man's mother begs for his return

Ciarán Noonan, 29, was bundled into a black VW Golf in Dublin’s East Wall last Thursday.

# kidnap - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Fears for kidnapped Dublin man grow

Gardaí in Dublin have released the registration number of the car they believe was involved in the abduction.

# kidnap - Friday 21 October, 2011

Gardaí investigating Dublin kidnap

There has been a report of an assault and kidnap of a male in East Wall on Thursday afternoon.

# kidnap - Sunday 11 September, 2011

British man killed and wife kidnapped in northern Kenya

It was not known if the attackers came from neighboring Somalia, where pirates often prey on foreigners, or if they were Kenyans.

# kidnap - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Four Italian journalists freed in Libya - paper

Four journalists who were kidnapped near Zawiya on Wednesday have been released, says a Milan newspaper, where two of the reporters worked.

# kidnap - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Attempted abduction of parents and young child in Co Kildare foiled

Gardaí are investigating the attempted kidnapping of a security company employee and his family in the early hours of this morning.

# kidnap - Sunday 22 August, 2010

THE MAN convicted of the murder of aid worker Margaret Hassan in 2004 has officially been confirmed to have escaped from prison.

Iraq’s Deputy Justice Minister said that Ali Lutfi Jassar al-Rawi had escaped his life sentence for murder, stating:

This guy, he escaped from prison… People facilitated his escape, he is gone.

The family of Hassan had raised the alarm months ago about something being wrong after their lawyer noted his alarm at Rawi being absent from all of his appeal hearings.

No group ever claimed responsibility for the kidnap and murder of Hassan, who had campaigned for the rights of Iraqis for decades.

Her body has never been found.

59-year-old Margaret Hassan has been described by her friend, journalist Robert Fisk, as “a proverbial tower of strength”.

Fisk writes in the Independent:

It was Margaret who took leukaemia medicines donated by readers of The Independent to the child cancer victims of Iraq back in 1998 after we discovered that hundreds of infants were dying in those areas where Western forces used depleted uranium munitions in the 1991 Gulf War.

…it was she – and she alone – who managed to persuade Saddam Hussein’s bureaucrats to let us bring the medicine into Iraq.