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Hostages

Persons taken by an individual or organized group in order to force a state, government unit, or community to meet certain conditions: payment of ransom, release of prisoners, or some other act.

The taking of hostages, whether during wartime or periods of peace, is generally condemned under INTERNATIONAL LAW.

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