Hostage International adds expertise on panel looking at the complexities of arbitrary detention

Our CEO, Lara Symons, contributed to a panel event at the UN Human Rights Council on Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations: Building Global Solidarity Against Hostage Diplomacy on 26 June 2024.  Speaking on the side event’s panel, Lara highlighted the human impact on families and hostages from the...

London Marathon number three for Anoosheh Ashoori

London Marathon number three for Anoosheh Ashoori

Now 70 years old, and just over two years since his release from being wrongfully detained in Iran, Anoosheh Ashoori embarked on his third London Marathon in April– something he could only dream of when imprisoned….

Sir Terry celebrates knighthood with friends and colleagues

Sir Terry celebrates knighthood with friends and colleagues

President and co-founder of Hostage International, Sir Terry Waite KCMG CBE, celebrated his knighthood with friends, staff and volunteers from three charities close to his heart – Hostage International, Emmaus and Y-Care. Sir Terry was appointed…

Hostage International launches new film

Hostage International launches new film

Telling the story of what we do at Hostage International isn’t always easy. We’re small, incredibly niche, and a lot of what we do has to stay below the radar for the safety and anonymity of…

Season’s Greetings from Terry Waite CBE

Season’s Greetings from Terry Waite CBE

Once again many across the world are facing a Christmas when restrictions may have to be in force, as the latest Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads. Understandably many people will be disappointed and some will…

My experience: I’m running for my brother

My experience: I’m running for my brother

One woman’s brother was kidnapped in Latin-America a few years ago and every day she lives with the fact that he has never been found. She now lives in the UK with her family. Here, she…

WE MADE IT –  BEIRUT & BACK – CHALLENGE FOR ALL!

WE MADE IT – BEIRUT & BACK – CHALLENGE FOR ALL!

To mark the 30th anniversary of our co-founder Terry Waite’s release from captivity, Hostage International embarked on its first ever challenge fundraising event in September 2021 to raise much-needed funds for the charity. More than £10,000…

My Experience: Ten Years on from Being Kidnapped

My Experience: Ten Years on from Being Kidnapped

Hostage International trustee and former hostage, Judith Tebbutt, reflects on the decade following her kidnap. Ten years ago, on 11 September 2011, I was abducted by Somali pirates whilst on holiday in Kenya with my husband…