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in criminal procedure, a citizen who has suffered moral, physical, or property injury as a result of a crime. In the USSR the victim is given a broad range of procedural rights, including the right to present evidence, to submit petitions and challenges, to appeal the actions of the body that is handling the case, to participate in the trial, and to appeal the judgment. Some proceedings are instituted only upon complaint of the victim. In instances provided for by law, the victim may press charges in the case, but a reconciliation with the accused will lead to dismissal of the case. The victim has the right to have a representative, and he may bring a civil suit. Enterprises, establishments, and organizations that have suffered damage from a crime may participate in court proceedings only as civil plaintiffs.

What does it mean when you dream about being a victim?

Being a victim in a dream or seeing another being victimized may denote a condition about which the dreamer feels helpless. Because the victim/rescuer theme is so widespread in life, dreams about victimization can also echo past experiences in which one felt victimized.

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And as health bosses close wards and cancel operations, 17 frontline staff - mainly nurses - have also fallen victim to the bug, which causes sickness and diarrhoea.
Chief executive David Gill denied that United have fallen victim to a fans' call for a boycott on buying season tickets in protest at the massive debt placed on the club by the owners the Glazer family.
People are being warned not to make hasty doorstep decisions as research suggested nearly three million have fallen victim to rogue cold callers, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said.
Research carried out for the organisers of National Identity Fraud Week, which started yesterday, showed that more people had fallen victim to the crime in the UK than in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium combined.
Chhattisgarh home minister Nankiram Kanwar had earlier told the State Assembly that 241 people had fallen victim to the Naxal violence in the state during the last year.
Costas Constantinou (not his real name) yesterday realised he had fallen victim to hackers, losing e1/44,000 from his account.
More than seven millions British adults have fallen victim to card fraud, according to a new report.
More than seven million British adults have fallen victim to card fraud, according to a report.
If this is the case, it represents yet another previously innocent and enjoyable activity which has fallen victim to the yob culture terrorising our society.
Today people in the region were warned to steer clear of the scam and urged anyone who had fallen victim to it to come forward.
The research also highlighted the vulnerability of the over-55s, as 819,000 claimed to have fallen victim to rogue traders in the same five-year period.