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Wasn't this the plot of the book and Sally Field movie Not Without My Daughter?

[–] TervenofBitches 0 points (+0|-0)

That was a different case in the 1980s in Iran, but very similar. In that one, Betty Mahmoody (American) and her husband (Iranian) married and were living in The US, where their daughter was born. After the Iranian revolution, Betty’s husband wanted to go visit his family in Iran, and then held their daughter hostage once they got there.