human shield


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human shield

n.
1. A person who volunteers or is forced to take up a position at a likely military target as a means of forestalling an enemy attack.
2. A person who is used as a shield by someone in a confrontation with the police in order to prevent capture.
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Translations
menschlicher Schutzschild
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The measure cited reports in which the police claimed the girl's father had used her as a human shield in a gunfight with the authorities, a claim denied by her mother.
The bloc said the police reportedly accused the father of being armed, opening fire, and resisting arrest, allegedly using Myka as a human shield.
Summary: Baltal (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 5 (ANI): Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel made a human shield to protect the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Baltal from getting injured by the stones falling from the glacier above on the mountain.
Department of Defense June 2015 - Law of War Manual, the authoritative position the Government of the United States takes in war situations in both international and non-international warfare, gives the USG official positions on my situation one of which is connected to 'Human Shield' and 'Civilian Deaths'.
ISLAMABAD -- Rawalpindi Police have registered three FIRs against retired Captain Safdar and several other PML-N leaders at different police stations of the city for taking out a rally to obstruct his arrest by putting up a human shield of party workers.
ISLAMABAD -- A video showing Indian soldiers forcing four youths to sit before their vehicle as human shield during a cordon and search operation in Samboora village of Pampore, yesterday, went viral on social media in Indian occupied Kashmir.
ISLAMABAD:A video showing Indian soldiers forcing four youths to sit before their vehicle as human shield during a cordon and search operation in Samboora village of Pampore, yesterday, went viral on social media in Indian occupied Kashmir.
I am here on the frontlines and I act as a human shield," the English subtitles read.
ISLAMABAD -- International Forum of Justice and Human Rights (IFJHR) Jammu and Kashmir held a protest at Press Enclave in Srinagar seeking arrest of Indian Army Major, Leetul Gagoi, used a Kashmiri youth, Farooq Ahmed Dar, as a human shield.
Turki Al Malki, said in a press statement Saturday that Yemeni National forces managed to save Jamilah, a four-year old Yemeni child used by Houthi rebels as a human shield. Al Malki said that the abused child was inside a n armed vehicle that attacked elements of the Yemeni National Army at the outskirts of Sa'dah city.
The child was being used as a human shield on the battlefield, as the terrorist Iranian-backed Al Houthi militia knew the coalition's rules of engagement, especially those related to child protection.
'It shows how Indians hate Kashmiris and would not even spare an innocent who was first humiliated by being used as a human shield by the Indian army and now after passing a year the same man's image was printed on shirts to disgrace him across the globe,' Opposition Leader Yaseen added.