human shield


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One or more people strategically placed by a kidnapper, terrorist, or combatant to protect himself/herself from enemy fire
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human shield

Forensic medicine A person used to protect a kidnapper, terrorist, or combatant from gunfire
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'Myka's mother belied authorities' claim that Myka was used as a human shield by his drug suspect father, adding that police broke in and smashed their windows while they were sleeping, and that the police did not provide any warrant of arrest or any legal papers,' the resolution stated.
However, the bloc added Myka's mother belied authorities' claim that Myka was used as a human shield by his father, who is also a drug suspect, adding that police broke in and smashed their windows while they were asleep, and that the police did not present any warrant of arrest, or any legal documentation.
They made a human shield and ensured no hindrance in the journey of the pilgrims.
The interpretation of the 'Proportionality Law' in non-international war and the definition the Government of the United States declared on 'Human Shield' and 'Civilian Deaths' - in fact the language in the Manual - clears Sri Lanka's culpability of civilian deaths during the final month (March-May 2009) of the intense battle between the GSL military and the Tamil Tiger fighting cadre in the battle of Puthukkudiriyirippu in the banks of the Lagoon Nathikadal in the Sri Lanka District of Mullaitivu.
According to reporter, the video showed the protestors yelling at the soldiers for being cowards to use the youths as human shield.
"See the hypocrite Indian forces that have been using our brothers as human shield," yells one of the protesters, saying that these youths have been dragged out of their houses.
I am here on the frontlines and I act as a rescuing human shield to protect the and save the wounded at the frontlines".
According to reporter, the IFJ Chairman, Mohammad Ahsan Untoo, led the protest and said that the police was still investigating the human shield case despite the fact that Major Gagoi had accepted that he had used Farooq Dar as a human shield in Chill Brass Village.
Al Malki said Al Houthi actions are in flagrant defiance of international humanitarian law, as they involve recruiting children, putting them on the battlefield and using them as human shields.
Farooq Dar, the Kashmiri man who was tied to a jeep by an Indian Army Major as a human shield in April 2017 when a video showing Dar being used as a human shield by Major Leetul Gogoi of Indian Army in IOK went viral.
IT has been some nine months since Farooq Ahmed Dar was used as a human shield by the Indian Army.
He also spoke out against major Gogoi's decision to use Farooq Dar as a human shield.