(15) Although this remark was derided as mad, its political purpose was to encourage the Chinese not to be cowed by the threat of nuclear reprisals
. And, indeed, China had intervened against the United States in the Korean War without its territory being bombed, much less nuked.
On 18 May 2018, at the end of his visit to Kyrgyzstan, the Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights attended the Human Rights Defender Platform Security Meeting for Central Asia and engaged with human rights defenders from four countries, but said he regretted that the OHCHR regional office had not felt able to invite representatives from Turkmenistan for fear that they might face intimidation or reprisals
from their Government for cooperation with the United Nations.
and intimidation, OHCHR said, take on the forms of travel bans, threats and harassment, including by officials, smear campaigns, surveillance, introduction of restrictive legislation, physical attack, arbitrary arrest and detention, torture and ill-treatment, including sexual violence, denial of access to medical attention and even death.
The proposed tariffs are manageable, but reprisals
from other countries would be very damaging.'
It reported Israeli cabinet imposed economic reprisals
or sanctions on Palestinians, referring to the partial deduction from the monthly tax revenues Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA).
They will be living in fear of reprisals
. We must show support for them and stand united against those who wish to do us harm."
"Some of the bodies were mutilated and burnt by the assailants," he said, adding that the killings sparked reprisal
attacks in the town by the mostly Muslim Seleka ex-rebel force.
"It cannot be right that those who are empowered to deal with the situation, albeit on an imperfect and incomplete legal basis, should be inhibited from carrying through their powers by fear of reprisals
"Frequently, subcontractor employees are in a position to report wrongdoing and they should have the same protection against reprisals
that prime contractors do," said Michael Shanker, director of whistleblower reprisal
investigations at the IG office.
President Goodluck Jonathan condemned the church attack and vowed a strengthened fight against what he called "acts of terror" in a statement that made no specific mention of reprisals
In that statement, Mr Wells said he had withdrawn his complaint because he feared "repercussions and reprisals
" and that he had been "fully cooperative" with police.