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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Appearing on Austrian television alongside other leading politicians for the Anschluss commemorations, Strache said it was everyone's individual responsibility to remember "the National Socialist (Nazi) terror regime that murdered people on a large scale because of their religion, their origin and their political opinions.
All those who are leading different factions of the MQM today, including Mustafa Kamal, were part of the terror regime unleashed by the MQM.
Idi Amin, a descendant of these Nubian militias, carried forward that legacy into the terror regime he ran in Uganda (1971-78).
The revelation that Nemmouche, who has been in custody since May, was part of the terror regime in Syria before returning to the West to carry out more atrocities will fuel fears of further attacks.
The terrorists mercilessly killed their opponents at 'Adam Khor Bazar' area so that to keep the local people under their terror regime.
Under the terror regime that the Germans instituted in Norway, the choice was to cooperate or face imprisonment or execution.
The ONLF is calling upon the international community to show support for the journalists, whose arrest is "evidence of the nature of Addis Ababa regime as a terror regime, which do not respect Human Rights, and freedom of press.
Full page advertisements published in several daily papers claimed that part of the funds for the new mosque would come from "the terror regime in Iran", while a second mosque planned for the capital would be financed by "Saudi Arabia, a dictatorship.
Even Janos Kadar, whom Moscow installed to replace Nagy, insisted upon Nagy's execution, but over time Kadar dismantled the terror regime and permitted greater liberty--in part no doubt because he had suffered at the hands of Matyas Rakosi, Stalin's "best pupil.
As for Ryszard Kapuscinski's remarking on the "ominous" sight of one million Iranians praying together in Tehran's main square, the prayers of Christian and Jewish worshippers have not been co-opted by a terror regime to speed the extinction of its enemies.
Yet the statues of the dictator and all the works of his terror regime are falling away.