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TO DISSUADE, crim. law. To induce a person not to do an act.
     2. To dissuade a witness from giving evidence against a person indicted, is an indictable offence at common law. Hawk. B. 1, c. 2 1, s. 1 5. The mere attempt to stifle evidence, is also criminal, although the persuasion should not succeed, on the general principle that an incitement to commit a crime, is in itself criminal. 1 Russ. on Cr. 44; 6 East, R. 464; 2 East, R. 6, 21; 2 Str. 904; 2 Leach, 925. Vide To Persuade.

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The Commission also expects Member States to continue towards strong and dissuasive countermeasures for listed jurisdictions which can complement the existing EU-level defensive measures related to funding.
Security forces have been trained to handle riots and equipped with non-lethal weapons in case they are needed, such as tear gas and rubber bullets.Brazilian police were criticised last year for repressing demonstrators with brutality, which fuelled larger protests.The government is spending 1.9 billion reais (BD323 million) on security for the World Cup, and will deploy 100,000 police and 57,000 troops to guard stadiums, airports, hotels and borders."The presence of the armed forces is above all dissuasive," Defence Minister Celso Amorim said.
By changing the colours of the cigarettes to "dissuasive" or unattractive ones, they expose the sticks for what they really are.
"The fact that these two attacks occurred in places in the capital with a reputation for being safe can only have a dissuasive impact on media preparing to cover the election," said Reza Moini, the head of the Reporters Without Borders' Iran-Afghanistan desk.
Meanwhile, AGRI has been in parallel working on its position on the Commission's package for an animal and plant health, published on 6 May, which among others will include a regulation on official controls aiming at improving the efficiency of controls performed along the agri-food chain and setting a harmonised system of penalties that would be sufficiently dissuasive and higher than the economic gain expected from fraud.aThis package of reform will cut almost 70 pieces of legislation down to 5 pieces of legislation.
"International standards require sanctions that are proportionate, dissuasive, and effective.
Mulla said in a press conference today : "There are innocent prisoners and detainees languishing since years in prisons, in the same time and paradoxically there are free and loose militias ," describing the latest statements made by the so-called General Secretary of Hezbollah of Iraqi Wathiq Battat, as : "a threat to the Iraqi people, without taking any dissuasive measure against him by the government or by some politicians who are in reality sympathizing with Battat.
Moreover, only the regions that have implemented accompanying measures (information and awareness-raising campaigns, reviews of administrative procedures and incentivising or dissuasive financial measures), including by means of economic instruments, have achieved the goals of EU policy on waste management.
"La defense, rien que la defense, avec une armee dissuasive, apolitique et professionnelle", a-t-il precise dans son discours annuel sur l'etat de la nation.
Prior to the session, State Minister Mohammad Fneish said, in response to a question about "Ayyoub" drone, that this step indeed highlighted that the Resistance was a dissuasive force in case Israel ever thought of attacking Lebanon.
Discussing the fundamental areas which will be considered in detail as part of the ongoing review, Mr Dowling said a principle of appropriate remedies for European rights is that they should be 'effective, proportionate and dissuasive'.
For instance, some dissuasive measures have been taken to prevent domestic violence.