Oppression

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Oppression

The offense, committed by a public official, of wrongfully inflicting injury, such as bodily harm or imprisonment, upon another individual under color of office.

Oppression, which is a misdemeanor, is committed through any act of cruelty, severity, unlawful exaction, or excessive use of authority.

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President Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, Farhat Asif in her speech said people of Pakistan are standing shoulder to shoulder with the oppressed people of Palestine.
Rouhani referred to Gaza events and "merciless massacre of the oppressed people of Gaza by the criminal Zionists." "Such events are outspoken instances of crimes against humanity and all international institutions and organizations, claiming human rights and mankind, should prepare the atmosphere and courts for trial of the criminals", he said.
Your assertion about the US attempting to free oppressed people from tyrants' grips and bettering others' existence on Earth shows lack of knowledge of your country's history and foreign affairs.
This global solidarity movement for the oppressed people was introduced to the world by late Imam Khomeini.
there was no place to the tyrannies and the dictators and the Libyan people cannot stand but just the oppressed people and supporting them in their struggle to retrieve their dignity and human rights and freedom.
The party said in a statement that the act was "an invitation for strife and religious conflicts," aimed at driving attention from the real struggle that is taking place between the "arrogant" forces and the oppressed people
The authors introduce students to the empowerment approach, emphasizing gender and ethnic diversity along with the strengths of oppressed people, especially women of color.
It was only after his death last week did they realise how much respect Balagopal had commanded among the poor, downtrodden and the oppressed people. His funeral procession from Mehdipatnam to Punjagutta crematorium could well have been a politician or film star's.
HUNDREDS of people gathered in London yesterday to show their support for Palestinians and "oppressed people".
But an oppressed people will always find a window to the world.
I have had enough - I will not vote for people who are content to leave poor, oppressed people at the mercy of degenerate barbarians.
It resisted rational criticism and oppressed people of faith.