baseless charge

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Instead, Azza Soliman, a prominent public interest lawyer and a key witness to the lethal shooting, is being prosecuted on a baseless charge of participating in an unlawful protest.
I have always known this to be a baseless charge as I have watched pro-lifers adopt children of all ages, from all parts of the world and with all levels of ability.
It is while fighting to clear himself of this baseless charge that Bachir (Mohamed Fellaq) enthusiastically applies to fill a new vacancy at a Montreal middle school.
Four days later, McClatchy sent Marial a strongly worded letter accusing him of making a baseless charge and demanding a retraction.
For despite making an apology at a press conference Tuesday for making the false accusation, Nagata has not fulfilled his duty as a legislator to explain why he made such a baseless charge.
This kind of baseless charge has no place in a campaign for public office, and I resent the unauthorized and deceitful use of my name in connection with it.
From her new position, she makes the baseless charge that "the dominant written Arabic was found to be inadequate to present sexual, religious, and social experiences.
Boswell himself, when contacted by Sudan Tribune on Friday to respond to Marial's reply to the letter, said: "If the information minister chose to be responsible he would immediately retract the baseless charge against me.
It's such a baseless charge he says, "It is simply a smear to keep people from listening to our message.
The pretext given in the executive order is the baseless charge pertaining to support for international terrorism, and the irresolution of the crisis in Darfur.
This is completely baseless charge and BJP just wants to discredit Prime Minister by getting up the US bogey," Dikshit told reporters here.
Romney's foreign policy vision is still largely a work in progress beneath the bumper sticker slogans about not apologising for America on the world stage - a baseless charge that nonetheless resonates with the conservative base," the paper quoted him, as saying.