Lima Syndrome

An opposite version of Stockholm syndrome called “Lima syndrome” has been proposed, in which abductors develop sympathy for their hostages. It was named after an abduction at the Japanese Embassy in Lima, Peru in 1996, when members of a militant movement took hostage hundreds of people attending a party in the official residence of Japan’s ambassador. Within a few days, the abductors had set free most of the hostages, including the most valuable ones, due to sympathy.

-Lifted from Wikipedia

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