National / Crime & Legal Oct 28, 2015

Okayama child abductor sentenced to 6½ years in prison

A man convicted of the abduction and false imprisonment of an 11-year-old girl in Okayama Prefecture has been sentenced to 6½ years in prison. Takeshi Fujiwara, 50, a self-described illustrator, seized the elementary school girl at knife-point as she made her way home from school ...

Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman and Yemeni driver in Sanaa

World Feb 25, 2015

Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman and Yemeni driver in Sanaa

Gunmen kidnapped a Frenchwoman and her Yemeni driver in Yemen's capital on Tuesday morning as she was on her way to work, Yemeni security sources and French authorities said. The unidentified gunmen intercepted the vehicle on 45th Street in central Sanaa and took the two ...

National Oct 28, 2014

U.N. envoy calls for immediate return of abductees from N. Korea

In a report released Monday, the United Nations' human rights envoy on North Korea called on Pyongyang to immediately repatriate all abducted individuals, including Japanese. In his recommendations, special rapporteur Marzuki Darusman requested the North "allow all persons who have been abducted or otherwise forcibly ...