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intimidation

the tort of using unlawful pressure. It is settled that it is a tort in a three-party situation, that is, where A threatens B that if he does not do something to C, A will do something unlawful to B. Thus, any court action is by C, who is injured against A who used B to injure him. There is controversy as to whether it covers the situation between two parties in a contractual relationship.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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The petition was grounded on allegations of intimidation, violence, widespread bribery before and during the elections.
Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar sad that oppressive measures like arrests, intimidations, raids and restrictions were a glaring example of elections being nothing but an army and police operation that had no validity at all, reported.
Condemning the arrest of JKLF leader, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, he said that the arrests and intimidations couldn't deter JKLF from perusing the path of struggle for freedom.
The pressure group Families Against Intimidation and Terror says Loyalists and Republicans have carried out 10 shootings, 27 beatings, 59 intimidations and 62 exiles, in which people were driven from their homes, since January 1.