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OPPRESSOR. One who having public authority uses it unlawfully to tyrannize over another; as, if he keep him in prison until he shall do something which he is not lawfully bound to do.
     2. To charge a magistrate with being an oppressor, is therefore actionable. Stark. Sland. 185.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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As the Venezuela people face, hyper inflation, starvation and political killings, with 3 million having fled the country, Mr Corbyn, our very own Poundland Lenin, cannot bring himself to speak up for the starving oppressed people of Venezuela, for those that have been beaten, imprisoned and murdered by his friend and political ally Nicolas Maduro.
THE Archbishop of Wales today launches a rare step into party politics by urging people to use their vote at the General Election to benefit poor and oppressed people.
Individuals who gain this awareness do so out of an acute appreciation of their own location and the locations of others in social structural arrangements that privilege some and oppress others (Goodman, 2001; Weber, 2009).
Most people have no problem with offering asylum to a number of genuinely oppressed but there must be a limit to the amount of asylum seekers that we accept.
Toward the end of the 1970s, Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward argued persuasively in Poor People's Movements that the contingent successes realized by egalitarian interests in this century have resulted from the willingness of the oppressed (yes, I know that terms like oppression seem inappropriate and quaint in current liberal parlance; that they do is part of our problem) to assert their only real leverage in this society, the power to disrupt the routine functions of the social system.
She said the most powerful and strong voice for the rights of oppressed Kashmiri people in seven decades has been raised by Prime Minister Imran Khan who is challenging the Indian oppression and tyranny.
Referring to the Kashmir hour observed yesterday, the special assistant said the entire nation under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan demonstrated unprecedented solidarity with the oppressed people of Indian occupied Kashmir.
A rally led by party workers of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf and Insaf foundation converged at Press Club Sargodha where the participants chanted slogans and expressed solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri people from 12.00 to 12.30 hours.
ISLAMABAD -- A huge rally and a signature camp for solidarity with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir were held in Barcelona, Spain.
Summary: Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 16 (ANI): Opposition parties want to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from coming to power as he works for the oppressed community, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Thursday.