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 .

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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.
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.
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.
Kuol, his defence lawyers, says the charges brought his client were political crimes to be addressed through political processes.
This year marks the 80th year since the political repression started and took thousands of lives of the people who had been condemned for false political crimes.
Under Stalin, millions of ordinary Soviet citizens arrested, exiled, imprisoned, or killed for political crimes or even for being late for work, in an era known as the Great Terror of 1937-38.
The BESA Movement strongly supports the work of the Special Public Prosecution, but we insist on the formation of the special court which will investigate political crimes.
Nine months after Iran's new criminal law gave everyone arrested quick access to a lawyer, the authorities are denying people charged with political crimes any such right, Human Rights Watch has charged.
However, the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) has rejected any kind of collaboration with the government in this respect, since the commission will only look at the political crimes that happened between 1999 and 2015, when Maduro and his predecessor Hugo Chavez were in power.
The Palestinians, all of whom were "security detainees" -- which means they were suspected of political crimes or terrorism-related offenses as opposed to criminal suspicions -- spent time at Shikma between August 2013 and March 2014.