Political Crime


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Political Crime

A serious violation of law that threatens the security or existence of the government, such as Treason or Sedition .

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"Its deliberations upon international action for the suppression of political crime don't seem to get anywhere.
Because, you see, Kirylo Sidorovitch, abstention, reserve, in certain situations, come very near to political crime. The ancient Greeks understood that very well."
This man had once been brought to the scaffold in company with several others, and had had the sentence of death by shooting passed upon him for some political crime. Twenty minutes later he had been reprieved and some other punishment substituted; but the interval between the two sentences, twenty minutes, or at least a quarter of an hour, had been passed in the certainty that within a few minutes he must die.
It was their duty to judge heinous political crimes, and from their sentence there was no appeal.
The inhabitants are between two and three hundred in number; they are nearly all people of colour, who have been banished for political crimes from the Republic of the Equator, of which Quito is the capital.
Among his topics are the nature and extent of crime, rational choice theory, social process theory, political crime and terrorism, and crimes of the new millennium: cybercrime and transnational organized crime.
The investigation also made it possible, the lawyer adds, to establish Germany's silence on this political crime, which did not prosecute the accused at the time of the events, despite the fact that the crime was committed on its territory and that the German authorities did indeed acknowledge Ben Youssef's murderers.
For another reason, in this particular case in a Nairobi daily the other day, one made it look as if it were a deadly political crime to support "the Uhuru agenda" ndash as the Nation put it in a headline on Thursday ndash whatever that agenda may be.
The ministry said in a statement that Mayae1/4aos insistence to hold the celebrations and bragging about Britainae1/4aos role in creating Israel ae1/4oeis a continuation of the greatest political crime in human history and a break away from all diplomatic customs.ae1/4Ci
The political crime thriller film also stars Amit Sadh, Yami Gautam, Jackie Shroff and Manoj Bajpayee.
According to Article 1 of the Political Crimes Law that came into effect on May 18: "Every crime mentioned in Article 2 of this law, if committed against the country's internal or external political statesmen, with the intention to reform state affairs, will be considered a political crime, even if the perpetrator has no intention to strike at the state's very foundation." Examples of crimes listed in Article 2 include, "insulting or defaming the heads of the three branches of state (Executive, Legislative and Judicial), vice presidents, ministers and deputies of the Majlis.
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