intimidation


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intimidation

the tort of using unlawful pressure. It is settled that it is a tort in a three-party situation, that is, where A threatens B that if he does not do something to C, A will do something unlawful to B. Thus, any court action is by C, who is injured against A who used B to injure him. There is controversy as to whether it covers the situation between two parties in a contractual relationship.
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Abdullahi who resides at Jabi Garage, Abuja, had earlier pleaded guilty to a count charge of criminal intimidation.
The current offence of electoral intimidation relates to undue influence on voters.
But Ms Ongoro wanted the outcome nullified, accusing Mr Kajwang' of intimidation, violence and voter bribery.
While the report said intimidation in public life is an old problem, the scale and intensity of intimidation is now posing a threat to Britain's democracy.
Shaun Campbell, of Galsworthy Road, South Shields, who has 54 previous convictions, pleaded guilty to witness intimidation and attempted burglary and was locked up for 16 months.
He also admitted a separate charge of intimidation on August 31 by making telephone threats to another woman.
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson took to Twitter with allegations of voter intimidation in Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, where Scotland's only Tory MP, David Mundell, is hoping for a return to Westminster.
Part I provides an introduction to the series on the current state of witness intimidation.
Iwan Bee, of Lon Nant, Caernarfon, received an eight months suspended sentence for witness intimidation.
Whitehouse, 23, of Brookwood Avenue, Hall Green, previously admitted criminal damage, using threatening behaviour, witness intimidation and threatening revenge.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman slammed Israeli threats to target civilians in Lebanon, saying such intimidation violates international resolutions.
Summary: President Michel Sleiman Thursday slammed Israeli threats to target civilians in Lebanon, saying such intimidation violates international resolutions.