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Political kidnapping

The term Political kidnapping stands for the type of kidnapping which is conducted to obtain political concessions from security forces or governments.


There were series of kidnapping of senior diplomats during the 1960s and 1970s.[1] By the end of the 1960s, political kidnappings were evidently profitable.[2]

For a long period, political kidnapping was usually a Latin American phenomenon, with some few overlooked incidents in Europe. After the 1990s, when the interest of tourists and businessmen increased in Asian and pacific countries, the kidnappings also became a means to support the political motives of newly established dissidents groups. Like Abu Sayyaf, his group has conducted numerous political kidnappings.[3]

Notable incidents


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