Ashley (Copeland) Smith was a hostage held by Brian Nichols in an apartment complex located in Duluth, Georgia, over the night of March 11-12, 2005. Nichols had forced his way into her apartment, tied her down, and masked her mouth with tape. In an unexpected move, after more than 10 hours of being held hostage, Nichols allowed her to leave her complex upon her claim to visit her daughter. Smith took the opportunity to dial local authorities who summoned the Gwinnett County, Georgia, S.W.A.T. team, who eventually arrested him upon an uneventful surrender. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ashley Smith"
Brian Keenan (b. 1951 in Belfast) is a Northern Irish Protestant writer whose work includes the book An Evil Cradling, an account of the five years he spent as a hostage in Lebanon. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brian Keenan (hostage)"
Hussein Hanoun al-Saadi is a Iraqi interpreter and former colonel in the Iraqi air force, which he left in 1991. He is also qualified as a pilot on the Mirage F1. He was taken hostage on January 5, 2005, in Iraq along with Florence Aubenas, and was freed on June 11, 2005. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hussein Hanoun al-Saadi"
Íngrid Betancourt Pulecio (born December 25 1961) was Colombian senator and anti- corruption activist. She is considered as Colombia's most famous hostage, especially internationally. She was kidnapped by the FARC on February 23, 2002 while campaigning for presidency. Betancourt is still being held. ...more on Wikipedia about "Íngrid Betancourt"
J. Reginald Murphy was the editor of the Atlanta Constitution. ...more on Wikipedia about "J. Reginald Murphy"
John Patrick McCarthy CBE (born November 26 1956) is a British journalist who was kidnapped by terrorists in Lebanon in April, 1986, and held hostage for more than 5 years. ...more on Wikipedia about "John McCarthy (journalist)"
Paul Marshall Johnson, Jr. ( May 8, 1955 - June 18(?), 2004) was an American helicopter engineer who lived in Saudi Arabia. He was a native of Stafford Township and Eagleswood Township, both of New Jersey. ...more on Wikipedia about "Paul Marshall Johnson, Jr." It's real www.shortopedia.com feeling!
Roy Hallums (born June 23, 1948) is an American contractor who was kidnapped in Iraq in November 2004. He was held in Iraq for 311 days and freed in September 2005, making his captivity the longest for any of the foreigners taken hostage in Iraq. ...more on Wikipedia about "Roy Hallums"
Terry A. Anderson (born October 27, 1947) is the best known, and longest held, of a group of American hostages captured by Shiite Hezbollah partisans in an attempt to drive the U.S. from Lebanon. ...more on Wikipedia about "Terry Anderson"
Terry Waite CBE (born May 31 1939 in Styal, Cheshire, England) is a British humanitarian and author. He is best known for his work as a hostage negotiator who was himself held hostage. Today he is involved with a great many charities, including Emmaus. He is also patron of the Romany Society. ...more on Wikipedia about "Terry Waite"
Thomas Sutherland, former Dean of Agriculture at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon was kidnapped by Islamic Jihad members near his Beirut home on June 9, 1985. ...more on Wikipedia about "Thomas Sutherland"
Yvonne Ridley (born 1959?, Stanley, County Durham) is a British journalist and politician. ...more on Wikipedia about "Yvonne Ridley"
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