Political flight

IDEA Code 1131
Name Political flight
Description Flee, hide, defect or escape from capture or seizure.
Usage Notes Includes going underground.
Example A Russian diplomat has defected from his post in Paris, and taken his wife and daughter into hiding in England, Itar-Tass news agency said on Thursday. *
Example Notes Although a hand coder may assign a target for this event by drawing an inference from the source association, a machine cannot draw this same conclusion. That is, the Russian diplomat is defecting from Russia, and not Paris, France. Thus, to prevent erroneous target assignments, we have developed the machine protocol for this event category such that the target will usually be left blank with this type of sentence structure.
* Source = blue, Event = red and Target = green