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criminalize

to make an action or activity criminal.
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In recent weeks, Israeli officials have sharply criticized the legislation that criminalizes blaming Poland as a nation for crimes committed by Nazi Germany.
Former Parliament Speaker, Max Sisulu, told Xinhua that conversation around racism should continue in the country for South Africans to come up with a decision whether to criminalize racism or not.
Since 2013, about half the states have enacted laws that, generally, criminalize the unauthorized distribution of sexually explicit images of another person with the intent to embarrass, harass or frighten that person.
NOW BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that MT AFLCIO support state legislation which criminalizes violence against first responders and healthcare workers.
noting that the Constitution prohibits and criminalizes that.
Summary: A Libyan rights group said on Wednesday it will mount a challenge in the supreme court against laws which criminalize the glorification of Gaddafi's regime.
Although the new law criminalizes female circumcision, girls in the Egyptian countryside still undergo these operations," he concluded.
The proposal also increases penalties against employers for hiring undocumented workers; criminalizes churches and community groups that provide shelter, refuge or services for illegal immigrants; and calls for the construction of a 1,100-kilometer steel wall along the 3,200-kilometer border with Mexico.
A HIGHWAY BILL THAT SEVERELY CRIMINALIZES HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
The four had been charged with violating a 1982 Pennsylvania law that criminalizes inciting "hatred" on the basis of race, color, religion, nationality, or sexuality.
Instead, it criminalizes and terrorizes members of our communities.
The Indonesian bill, Agence France-Presse reports, also criminalizes "nudity, masturbation and lewd gestures.