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Brutality

See also Cruelty, Mutilation.
Black Prince
angered by Limoges’ resistance, massacred three hundred inhabitants (1370). [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 75]
Caracalla
Roman emperor (211–217) massacred many thousands [Rom. Hist.: EB (1963) IV, 825]
Cenci, Count
he delighted in making people suffer. [Br. Lit.: “The Cenci” in Magill I, 131–133]
Crown
a stevedore who deals with people by physical force. [Am. Lit.: Porgy, Magill I, 764–766]
Drancy
concentration camp; France’s largest Jewish deportation center. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 161]
Eichmann, Adolph
(1906–1962) Nazi SS officer; directed “Final Solution” in Europe. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 167]
Enlil
ordered wholesale destruction of humanity by flood. [Babylonian Myth.: Gilgamesh]
Gestapo
German secret police under Nazi regime. [Ger. History: RHD, 595]
Grimes, Peter
fisherman suspected of ill-treating his apprentices. [Br. Opera: Peter Grimes in Osborne Opera, 240]
Herod Antipas
presents John the Baptist’s head to Salome. [N.T.: Mark 6:17–28]
Himmler, Heinrich
(1900–1945) architect of the “Final Solution” to exterminate Jews. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler]
Hitler, Adolf
(1889–1945) Nazi dictator; architect of “Final Solution” to exterminate Jews. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler]
Jael
drove tent-peg through skull of Sisera. [O.T.: Judges 4:19–21]
Koch, Ilse
“Bitch of Buchenwald”; had inmates skinned for lampshades (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Shirer, 1280]
Kramer, Josef
“Beast of Belsen”; camp exterminator (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Shirer, 878]
Mengele, Dr. Joseph
Auschwitz concentration camp doctor; experimented on inmates (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 83]
Nazi
Jew-baiting, murderous Aryan supremacist under Hitler. [Ger. Hist.: Shirer]
Nero
coarse, conceited, brutal emperor of Rome (37–68). [Polish Lit.: Quo Vadis, Magill I, 797–799]
Procrustes
robber; stretches or amputates limbs of victims to fit his bed. [Class. Myth.: Zimmerman, 221]
Reign of Terror
all roads led to the guillotine (1793–1794). [Fr. Hist.: EB, IX: 904]
S.S.
ruthless corps implemented Nazi atrocities. [Germ. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary]
SAVAK
Iranian secret police [Iranian History: Facts (1979), 125]
St. Evremonde, Marquis
ruthless aristocrat deliberately killed two people and ran over a child. [Br. Lit.: Dickens A Tale of Two Cities]
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"Rick comes face-to-face with sheer brutality when multiple paths collide."
The left-wing formation said that it may table a no-confidence motion against the cabinet of the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, over the growing number of cases of police brutality.
Addressing the participants, Ali Muhammad said that despite brutality, India has failed to stop the struggle of self determination by the people of Held Jammu and Kashmir, adding that the momentum of the movement of the Kashmiri brethren has reached at its peak and now there was no other way for India except to surrender.
According to media reports, the federal government installed curfew clock in front of Serina hotel against Indian brutality on Kashmiris.
He said Pakistani stand against the inhumane curfew, killing of Kashmiri civilians including women and children by Indian army with brutality to suppress Kashmiri right of self-determination and Kashmir independent movement.
Resident Pamela Awino said they have witnessed frequent cases of arbitrary arrests and brutality yet the Independent Police Oversight Authority (Ipoa) does not take action.
'We strongly condemn Indian Brutality in occupied Kashmir', Chairman Tajik Qoumi Ithaad Sardar Afzal Tajik and other addressed as they stressed that people of Pakistan are firmly standing with the Kashmiri brothers and will continue struggle will stop at nothing till the independence of Kashmir from illegal occupation.
He said the violence, curfew, ferocity, brutality and detention could never stop the freedom movements.
Watch the video of the police brutality and that of Mr Faniran's appreciation to those that came to his rescue.
However, during the course of the interrogation, police officials allegedly subjected him to brutality which reportedly led to his death.
Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City
Protestors were chanting slogans against the brutality of Indian forces in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.