Kidnapping http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27609/all en UPDATE 6-Mexico quashes Frenchwoman's kidnap charge after 7 years in jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-mexico-court-ends-jail-ordeal-frenchwoman-cassez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Case had strained diplomatic relations</p> <p>* Judges rule trial was tainted</p> <p>* Cassez wears bullet-proof vest as police take her to airport (Updates with Cassez flying to France)</p> <p>By Alexandra Alper</p> <p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's top court freed a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping on Wednesday, ruling that her trial was tainted and ending a seven-year imprisonment that strained ties with France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-mexico-court-ends-jail-ordeal-frenchwoman-cassez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Criminal law Florence Cassez Florence Cassez French people Government Hospitality Human Interest Jury Kidnapping Law Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:16:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738532 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigerian police say British businessman kidnapped in Lagos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/nigerian-police-say-british-businessman-kidnapped-lagos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LAGOS (Reuters) - A British businessman has been abducted from an upmarket district of Lagos, Nigerian police said on Tuesday, a rare case of an expatriate being taken hostage in Nigeria's main commercial city.</p> <p>Kidnapping of expatriates by armed gangs seeking ransom money has been rife over the years in Nigeria's oil producing southeast, but in Lagos victims have usually been locals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/nigerian-police-say-british-businessman-kidnapped-lagos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Kidnapping Lagos Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:31:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5794715 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela says suspects held Portuguese man in bunker for 11 months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130622/venezuela-says-suspects-held-portuguese-man-bunker-11-months <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan prosecutors have charged a woman and four men in connection with the kidnapping of a Portuguese man who was held captive in an underground bunker for nearly a year before being rescued this week.</p> <p>Kidnapping and armed robberies are common in Venezuela, and the government of new President Nicolas Maduro is under pressure to reduce crime.</p> <p>Authorities said the kidnappers demanded a $6.5 million ransom after they grabbed the 45-year-old victim and bundled him into a car on July 16, 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130622/venezuela-says-suspects-held-portuguese-man-bunker-11-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Kidnapping Nicolás Maduro Thomson Reuters Sat, 22 Jun 2013 05:32:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5863977 at http://www.globalpost.com