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The Hostage Emmi
Tom is part of a group of ecologists who live in a remote
stretch of jungle. The entire group, which includes eight
children, has been taken hostage by a group of
paramilitary terrorists. One of the terrorists takes a liking to
Tom. He informs Tom that his leader intends to kill him and
the rest of the hostages the following morning.
He is willing to help Tom and the children escape, but as
an act of good faith he wants Tom to torture and kill one of
his fellow hostages whom he does not like. If Tom refuses
his offer, all the hostages including the children and Tom
will die. if he accepts his offer, then the others will die in
the morning but Tom and the eight children will escape.
Should Tom torture and kill one of his fellow hostages in
order to escape from the terrorists and save the lives of
the eight children'?