Alabama kidnapping victim escapes by jumping out of car trunk
The victim told police that she was walking to her apartment in Birmingham, Alabama, when an unknown man approached her with a gun and demanded money, police...
Swedish Doctor Gets 10 Years For Holding Woman In Bunker
A Swedish doctor has been charged with drugging, raping and kidnapping a woman he allegedly imprisoned for six days in a windowless bunker, officials say.
Police Wouldn’t Do It, So Kidnap Victim’s Family Kicked Down Door And Killed Abductor
The police simply weren’t moving fast enough for a man looking for his abducted cousin. In spite of the fact that officers had been called, they were not taking the kidnapping seriously enough for the...
Boko Haram: Nigerian Army Rescues 200 Girls And 93 Women, But They Are Not The Chibok Girls Abducted In 2014
The Nigerian Army says it has rescued 293 women from the Sambisa Forest, a known Boko Haram hideout - but they are not the 200 schoolgirls abducted from their school dormitories last year, an army spo...
Mob breaks into Indian prison, drags out rapist and beats him to death
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Thousands of furious Indians swarmed the streets to violently kill the man who was suspected of raping a female students several times last month.
Isis 'fed murdered kidnap victim to his own mother'
Yasir Abdulla, who left his home in Yorkshire to travel to Iraq to fight against the Islamic State says an elderly Kurdish woman was tricked into eating her own son, who had been captured by the group...
The Places You're Most Likely to Get Kidnapped
Kidnaping is booming. To help you to stay safe when you travel, we've mapped out the places where you face the greatest risk of getting scooped up.
Kidnapping - How to Survive Kidnapping
Domestic and foreign kidnapping is on the rise, and when in captivity, there are a few things that will keep you alive!
Attempt
Attempt in criminal law is an offense that occurs when a person comes dangerously close to carrying out a criminal act, and intends to commit the act, but does not in fact commit it. The person may ha...
Australian sedition law
Australian sedition law is the area of the criminal law of Australia relating to the crime of sedition.Effectively defunct for nearly half a century, these laws returned to public notice in 2005 when ...
Praemunire
In English history, praemunire or praemunire facias was a law which prohibited the assertion or maintenance of papal jurisdiction, imperial or foreign, or some other alien jurisdiction or claim of sup...
Palmero Conspiracy
The Palmero Conspiracy in 1828 is a failed plot to overthrow the Spanish colonial government in the Philippines. The Spanish government suppressed further information on this conspiracy.
In 1823, ...
Refusal to serve in a public office
Refusal to serve in a public office is an offence under the common law of England and Wales. The offence is currently regarded as obsolete, and it may extend only to the appointment of high sheriffs. ...
Seditious conspiracy
Seditious conspiracy (18 U.S.C. § 2384) is a crime under United States law. It is stated as follows:For a seditious conspiracy charge to be effected, a crime need only be planned, it need no...
Kim Christer Lauren
Kim Christer Lauren (born 1990) is a Finnish man who was convicted of kidnapping, attempted sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.In September 2012, Lauren spotted an 8-year-old girl during...
Common scold
In the common law of crime in England and Wales, a common scold was a species of public nuisance—a troublesome and angry woman who broke the public peace by habitually arguing and quarreling with her ...
Common scold - Wikipedia
Contempt of the sovereign
Contempt of the Sovereign (also called contempt of statute) was an ancient doctrine in English law dating from medieval times, and now obsolete. It referred to the notion that if somebody disobeyed an...
Blasphemy law in Ireland
In the Republic of Ireland, blasphemy is required to be prohibited by Article 40.6.1.i. of the 1937 Constitution. The common law offence of blasphemous libel, applicable only to Christianity and last ...
Public nuisance
In English criminal law, public nuisance is a class of common law offence in which the injury, loss or damage is suffered by the local community as a whole rather than by individual victims.
The n...
Provocation in English law
In English law, provocation was a mitigatory defence alleging a total loss of control as a response to another's provocative conduct sufficient to convert what would otherwise have been murder into ma...
Euthanasia in the United Kingdom
Euthanasia is illegal in the United Kingdom.In 1935, Lord Moynihan and Dr Killick Millard founded the British Voluntary Euthanasia Society (later known as EXIT and now as Dignity in Dying) which prod...
Preventing the lawful burial of a body
Prevention of the lawful and decent burial of a dead body is an offence under the common law of England and Wales. The offence is infrequently charged. As a common law offence, it is triable only on i...
Obscene libel
The publication of an obscene libel was an offence under the common law of England. Prior to the abolition by section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1967 of the distinction between felony and misdemeanour,...
Cheating (law)
At law, cheating is a specific criminal offence relating to property.Historically, to cheat was to commit a misdemeanour at common law. However, in most jurisdictions, the offence has now been codifi...
Refugee kidnappings in Sinai
Since 2011, reports of a series of organized kidnappings for ransom have emerged from Sinai. Refugees from various countries, are transported to Sinai and held hostage by members of Bedouin tribes. Ty...