According to his mother he phoned her on the first day of the hostage crisis.
In November 1979, militants from the newly established Islamic Republic of Iran took scores of Americans hostage.
Even without the hostage situation, Ankara would face difficult options.
The activist also claims that the hostage deal did free at least one jailed Taliban member.
ISIS continues to hold one more American hostage, a 26-year-old female aid worker.
If a hostage is accepted, he is treated like a prisoner of war, according to rank and condition, as circumstances may admit.
And then he had given a hostage to fortune, or his father had for him.
His father is very fond of him, but Runjeet very often keeps the boy as a hostage when Shere Singh is employed at a distance.
With even that hope to get even with him, I will not kill you, yet I must have that money or a hostage.
He has, for this reason, resolved to detain you in it, as a hostage for them.
late 13c., from Old French hostage "person given as security or hostage" (12c., Modern French ôtage), either from hoste "guest" (see host (n.1)) via notion of "a lodger held by a landlord as security," or from Late Latin obsidanus "condition of being held as security," from obses "hostage," from ob- "before" + base of sedere "to sit" [OED]. Modern political/terrorism sense is from 1970.
a person delivered into the hands of another as a security for the performance of some promise, etc. (2 Kings 14:14; 2 Chr. 25:24).