state terrorism

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state terrorism

  1. the form of TERRORISM used by some governments as part of their domestic and foreign policy. For example, in countries like the former Soviet Union, China and fascist Germany, state terror has taken the form of framed show trials, arbitrary arrests and detentions, bannings, massacres, torture and execution of members of political opposition groups.
  2. the financial or ‘moral’ support given by some states to international TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS.
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We don't talk about government terrorism such as the Saudi-led coalition that is killing people in Yemen," HRW's Kenneth Roth said at the 'Freedom of Expression, Facing up to the Threat' conference in Doha yesterday.
Arman asserted that the Sudanese people have been subject to government terrorism for the past 26 years and called it one of the most brutal regimes which is part of an international network of terrorism.
government terrorism insurance program extended through 2020
The meeting was of the view that people now believe that under the present government terrorism cannot be eliminated.
AMERICAN intelligence agencies added the mother of the Boston bombing suspects to a government terrorism database 18 months before the bombings, it has emerged.
Iraq's top Sunni official, Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, is wanted on government terrorism charges that his supporters call trumped up and Barzani said Apr 25 were politically motivated.
As a result of Western states and media collusion with Israeli government terrorism, Israeli soldiers have arrested over 90 Palestinian children in one month.
While government terrorism against its own citizens is indeed important, the discussions to follow will focus on dissidents groups that may have achieved some successes, thus contradicting the broader generalization about dissident terrorism.
LONDON: Conservative shadow home secretary David Davis yesterday announced he would quit to fight the consequent by-election in his constituency on a platform of protest against government terrorism plans.
Richard Clarke's mention of the possible Ramzi Yousef-Terry Nichols tie is significant as perhaps the most public reference to the connection by a high-level government terrorism expert.
According to the OECD (2005b), there are government terrorism insurance programs in eight OECD countries: Australia, Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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