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buy the freedom of

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money demanded for the return of a captured person

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payment for the release of someone

the act of freeing from captivity or punishment

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But Ransom was back in court again after breaching the order once more, this time for speaking to a boy of five in central Middlesbrough.
According to CPO Faisalabad, the girl, Amna Samreen, along with her friend Talha Ejaz faked her abduction and received more than 200, 000 rupees as ransom for her release.
They allegedly kidnapped a man, Devji, for ransom in Baghdadi on Nov 19 and received the money from his family through mobile banking channels.
Jessie Vailoces, father of one of the ASG captives Jayson Vailoces, said that the Abu Sayyaf was asking for a ransom of P1 million per head for the four kidnap victims who were snatched in Sulu last July 15.
New Delhi [India], July 27 ( ANI ): The No More Ransom initiative launched by the Dutch National Police, Europol, McAfee and Kaspersky Lab in July 2016, celebrates a year today with 100 partners, as major ransomware attacks continue to dominate the news, affecting businesses, governments and individuals all over the world.
gun point on February 3, from Tarnol police limits and succeeded to get ransom amount worth Rs 10 million from his father.
ACCORDING to TrendMicro - a Japanese multinational security software company - ransomware is a piece of software which quite literally holds your computer to ransom.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 26, 2016-Illinois American Water Acquires Village of Ransom Water System for USD 175,000
LEWIS'S SPACE TRILOGY, Cambridge philologist Elwin Ransom travels to Malacandra (Mars) in Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra (Venus) in Perelandra, and serves as an agent of heaven on Thulcandra (Earth) in That Hideous Strength.
QUETTA -- A Hindu doctor was set free by kidnappers in Quetta after payment of ransom on Sunday night.
Rome: Italy said on Friday reports that a $14 million (12-million-euro) ransom was paid to free two aid workers kidnapped in Syria were "baseless", following public criticism, but did not deny directly that a payment had been made.
MILAN, Rabi'I 25, 1436, Jan 16, 2015, SPA -- Italy's foreign minister on Friday denied media reports that Italy had paid $12 million in ransom to free two young aid workers held for five months in Syria, telling lawmakers "we are against paying ransom," according to AP.
Italian politicians welcomed the liberation of two Italian aid volunteers held hostage in Syria but their release drew criticism over a possible ransom payment.
MANILA: A Senate investigation is being sought into the alleged payment of ransom for two German hostages as a lawmaker said such an occurrence, if true, could compromise the government's policy of not dealing with hostage-takers.
Summary: A Kuwaiti national who had been kidnapped for more than two months was released Tuesday in return for a huge ransom, a source told The Daily Star.