treason-felony

treason-felony

ancient crimes that could be applied to acts, deeds, writing or speaking that have as their aim the deposition of the sovereign, levying war or intimidating Parliament.
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The paper lasted from February to May, ending with Mitchel's sentence to fourteen years' transportation for treason-felony.
Bob Beal and Barry Wright follow this with the "Summary and Incompetent Justice" notorious in the eighty-four treason-felony cases against Riel's associates in 1885, which put sixty Aboriginals and Metis in Stony Mountain Penitentiary.
Along with Riel, eight Indian leaders were found guilty of treason-felony and hanged.
Big Bear was charged and found guilty of treason-felony and sentenced to three years at Stony Mountain Penitentiary.
Of the Metis jailed, 19 were convicted of treason-felony.
Although over-shadowed by the earlier treason trial of Louis Riel, the trial of Big Bear on four counts of treason-felony deserves recognition as a decisive moment in Canadian history.