Modern slavery is everywhere, and women principally are its victims.
I know what happened with those three women in Cleveland, how one man was able to imprison and torture them in the middle of a residential neighborhood for 10 years, even though he had grown children, brothers, cousins who visited the house for hours at a time. It’s not a pretty tale, but we’ve all heard it, although to a lesser degree, countless times before.
It is not our place to judge the neighbors of Ariel Castro. We don’t know enough about the particular circumstances of those who lived near this man who allegedly held three women hostage for a decade to be able to judge whether things could have been different had they been paying closer attention
The leader of al-Qaida took credit for the kidnapping of a 70-year-old American aid worker in Pakistan.
The man charged in the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky reportedly tried to kidnap other boys.
Israel's Air Force attacked what it said was a terror squad planning to kidnap Israelis over the Passover holiday, killing three.
An alleged Israeli mobster is facing charges in South Africa that include murder, kidnapping, robbery and intimidation. The trial of Lior Saat next March will proceed following a ruling last week by Johannesburg's High Court that it has the jurisdiction to try him.
Babak Tehrani was 17 years old in June 1994 when he hugged his parents and two younger brothers, left his home in Tehran and, guided by a well-paid smuggler, tried to slip across the rugged mountains from Iran into Pakistan.
Kertzer, author of "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara," the story of the 1858 shocking kidnapping of a 6-year-old Italian Jewish boy from his family by police acting under orders from the Vatican, says he was moved to write this book after the 1998 publication of "We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah," a report on the Roman Catholic Church and the Holocaust.