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hostage taking Search catalogue 294915699
Historically, seizing and holding someone as security for the fulfilment of a condition, since the 1970s considered a crime or an act of terrorism and often intended only to raise a ransom.
offences against the person
10.05.01 CRIMES AND CRIMINALITY
Added 2006. For publications indexed before 2006, see terrorism.
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