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to make an action or activity criminal.
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In recent weeks, Israeli officials have sharply criticized the legislation that criminalizes blaming Poland as a nation for crimes committed by Nazi Germany.
'While the order does not prevent Senator Leila De Lima from leaving the country, it unduly criminalizes her.
Former Parliament Speaker, Max Sisulu, told Xinhua that conversation around racism should continue in the country for South Africans to come up with a decision whether to criminalize racism or not.
Since 2013, about half the states have enacted laws that, generally, criminalize the unauthorized distribution of sexually explicit images of another person with the intent to embarrass, harass or frighten that person.
NOW BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that MT AFLCIO support state legislation which criminalizes violence against first responders and healthcare workers.
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Summary: A Libyan rights group said on Wednesday it will mount a challenge in the supreme court against laws which criminalize the glorification of Gaddafi's regime.
Such laws are intended to protect public safety and property and are fundamentally different from a law that criminalizes false claims of military heroism.
The lower house of the French parliament adopted on December 22 a resolution that criminalizes rejection of Armenian allegations pertaining to the incidents of 1915.
Karim's arrest is the first since Egypt passed law number 126 in 2008, which criminalizes FGM due to the physical and psychological damages it inflicts on the victims.
The proposal also increases penalties against employers for hiring undocumented workers; criminalizes churches and community groups that provide shelter, refuge or services for illegal immigrants; and calls for the construction of a 1,100-kilometer steel wall along the 3,200-kilometer border with Mexico.
On February 14, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Pamela Dembe dismissed alleged "hate crimes" charges against four members of a Christian group calling itself "Repent America." The four had been charged with violating a 1982 Pennsylvania law that criminalizes inciting "hatred" on the basis of race, color, religion, nationality, or sexuality.