Political Crime

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Political Crime

A serious violation of law that threatens the security or existence of the government, such as Treason or Sedition .

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It was their duty to judge heinous political crimes, and from their sentence there was no appeal.
The inhabitants are between two and three hundred in number; they are nearly all people of colour, who have been banished for political crimes from the Republic of the Equator, of which Quito is the capital.
Its deliberations upon international action for the suppression of political crime don't seem to get anywhere.
This man had once been brought to the scaffold in company with several others, and had had the sentence of death by shooting passed upon him for some political crime.
Papadopoulos, Lillikas and their accomplices who, by their stance in 2004, prevented Famagustans and tens of thousands of others from returning, allowed the quadrupling of Turkish settlers and blocked the withdrawal of the occupation troops, would do well to show a little restraint, instead of brazenly accusing Anastasiades for their own outrageous political crimes.
The law also entails candidates must haven't be convicted of any crime other than political crimes.
The new counterterrorism law establishes permanent special terrorism circuits in the court system, formalizing a system that could expedite trials for those accused of political crimes.
An analysis done by the Iranian Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) for the 12-month period from November 2013 though October 2014 found that 44 percent of those executed were hanged for drug offenses, 37 percent for murder and rape, 3 percent for such offenses as moharebeh (enmity for God) that are generally used for political crimes, 1 percent for other crimes such as sodomy and armed robbery, with the remaining 15 percent for unknown crimes.
The State Council's Administrative Court referred Tuesday a lawsuit, demanding the investigation of political crimes by former president Hosni Mubarak, to commissioners to issue a legal report on the case.
Ukip are now demanding police forces take a "zero tolerance" approach to this kind of behaviour and "establish a political crimes unit".
Flowing from the underlying rationale for the political crimes exception rooted in international refugee law and extradition law, there is significant doubt that courts in the prosecuting state can be fair and impartial when the target of the crime is the state itself.
But he urged Jolie to study history, saying executed war criminals were charged with political crimes, not torture.