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kangaroo court

moblike tribunal, usually disregarding principles of justice. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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There have been instances where kangaroo courts have ordered beyond social ostracism by resorting to barbaric punishments like cutting off of limbs etc.
3) I begin, however, with a brief review of the essential characteristics of kangaroo courts.
The infamous "Jan Adalat" or "people's court" -- as Maoists' kangaroo courts are known among the common villagers -- was held in a forested area of Gaya district of Bihar all through the Wednesday night to try the accused persons and serve them instant punishment but the local police did not get the wind of it.
The head Maoist outfit, Gopal, said that the Kangaroo court awarded punishment to the five youth.
On 18th August, 2008, Khartoum's Kangaroo courts sentenced eight men to death alleged to be part of JEM attack on the capital, May 10th 2008.
What jirga means in essence is a kangaroo court, in which the local influentials satisfy their instinct of vengeance and avarice, it said.
LIVID at the Supreme Court decision to award death penalty to five persons for an " honour killing", leaders of Haryana's notorious kangaroo courts said on Sunday they were poised to strike back.
As long as prisoners are put before kangaroo courts, the suspicion will be that there is no real evidence against them.
One thing that I've learned is if there's ever any kangaroo courts set up in our dressing room, I'll be the one dishing out the punishments.
New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday condemning the kangaroo courts and brutal executions being carried out by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI- Maoist) said around 21 people have been killed in the first eight months of the year.
Any society must stamp out these kangaroo courts and men taking the law into their own hands.
No justice is expected from the regime's Kangaroo Courts that are presided over by corrupt inept hirelings.