Posts tagged as hostage

Turkey holds Baltic NATO plans hostage over Syria – ‘it’s not the first time’

By Andrius Balčiūnas on Thursday, November 28, 2019

When the media revealed Turkey’s move to block NATO  defence   plans for the Baltic states and Poland over Syria, online comment sections in Lithuania filled with calls to boycott Turkish goods and holiday destinations. Yet, it wasn’t the first time the Baltics became hostage to Ankara. “Turkey has used this tactic before,” Sven Sakkov, director of Estonia’s International Centre for Defence and Security, told LRT.lt. “I don’t think it’s…

40 years on, Iranians recall 1979 US Embassy hostage crisis

Friday, November 1, 2019

For those who were there, the memories are still fresh, 40 years after one of the defining events of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, when protesters seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and set off a 444-day hostage crisis. The consequences of that crisis reverberate to this day. Veteran Iranian photographer Kaveh Kazemi recalled snapping away with his camera as he stood behind the gate where the Iranian militant students would…

Estonian seamen want income to be guaranteed in case of being taken hostage

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Estonian Seamen’s Independent Union (EMSA) wants the International Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) changed so that it would guarantee the protection of the income of ship crew members in case they are held hostage as the result of piracy or an armed robbery. The Ministry of Social Affairs is seeking opinions from unions on a bill of amendments to the MLC, which have been proposed by representatives of seamen as…