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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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. 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.
UDPP S-G Zied Lakhdhar said in a statement to TAP that those who promised to reveal the truth about the political crimes of Belaid and Brahmi, "have not only failed to keep their promise, but some of them have become allies of the main accused.
Deciding to pay the banking bail-out on the backs of the poor, while cutting taxes for the rich, was one of the most callous acts of the many political crimes the Tories and their Lib Dem butlers committed.
After the Marcos dictatorship, President Corazon Aquino granted a broad amnesty for political crimes. She created an amnesty committee in each province.
"He said that they had very strict legislation on political crimes ...
Kuol, his defence lawyers, says the charges brought his client were political crimes to be addressed through political processes.