Oppression


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Oppression

The offense, committed by a public official, of wrongfully inflicting injury, such as bodily harm or imprisonment, upon another individual under color of office.

Oppression, which is a misdemeanor, is committed through any act of cruelty, severity, unlawful exaction, or excessive use of authority.

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Brutality and oppression in the occupied Kashmir is an addition of unfortunate chapter in the human history.
Due to his peaceful protest against the oppression in Tibet, the Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
Talking about her paintings, Malik said she has made them to depict the Indian atrocities with a story of its oppression present in each and every picture.
God loves just dealers." (Quran, 60:8) So by far, Islam is not a religion of terror and is far from inciting oppression and injustice in any society.
The government's oppression still prevails in the state," said Mayawati who visited Madhya Pradesh on Sunday to review the poll preparedness of the party for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Hershaft is careful to explain that his campaign is not about the relative moral value of different victims of oppression, but only their ability to suffer.
How does Jesus free us from the oppression of possessions?
Someone may possess the ascriptive characteristics of the oppressor group yet renounce all activities that support or sustain that oppression. At the same time, the distinction may not be clear-cut.
The oppression in IOK which is well documented and equated with the Israeli oppression on Palestinians is a reminder that the Kashmiri people have never accepted the Indian dominance and never will they do so in future.
Bulhan(1985) also asserts that the psychology of oppression is maintained through various means which include police brutality, surveillance, incarceration, power, privilege.
Hosting National Day celebrations yesterday in Brussels, Tseng pleaded for support against Chinese oppression from Taiwan's international allies.
In his poem, Africa, 'Africa emerged bruised/Manacled and shackled/Thirsty for freedom/Hungry for progress,' the poet reflects Africans quest for freedom from oppression at all times.