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OCHLOCRACY. A government where the authority is in the hands of the multitude; the abuse of a democracy. Vaumene, Dict. du Language Politique.

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Those accused are frequently subjected to violent mob justice, often perpetrated by young men.
Summary: The sight of two public buildings in Cairo going up in flames came as more evidence of how the moral authority of state institutions is giving way to mob justice.
Indian Chief Justice Altamas Kabir said the accused should be tried swiftly, but cautioned that they needed to be given a fair trial and not be subjected to mob justice.
Of concern also is the sporadic outburst of mindless tribalism and occasional attempts at mob rule and mob justice similar to those which prevailed and were the norm during the era of the defunct regime.
But if it's only a minority that believe in mob justice, it's a worryingly large one.
Tackling begging in this clumsy, ham-fisted fashion favours one side over the other and does far more harm than good, not a world away from the mob justice of the medieval stocks.
Despite the absence of lawyers, it has not turned out to be mob justice, or a pseudo-traditionalist tool to impute collective guilt to the Hutu-the further away the hearings are from Kigali, the less control the RPF seems able to exert.
Already there have been many instances wherein the public have killed robbers and dacoits caught during robbery to enforce mob justice rather than following the normal legal course.
Neither mob justice nor abuse of any kind have any place in a civilised Wales and the roll-out of this sensible and balanced measure will help build a safe and just society.
We conducted research, we embarked upon campaigns to create awareness about gender-based violence and we turn up in hundreds when the suspects appear in court and we demand mob justice.
We strongly condemn this case of murder, because we do not want to encourage this mob justice," Mzukisi Fatyela, a police spokesman in Mthatha, said.
Mob justice is not unusual in this part of the world.