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in criminal procedure, a citizen who has suffered moral, physical, or property injury as a result of a crime. In the USSR the victim is given a broad range of procedural rights, including the right to present evidence, to submit petitions and challenges, to appeal the actions of the body that is handling the case, to participate in the trial, and to appeal the judgment. Some proceedings are instituted only upon complaint of the victim. In instances provided for by law, the victim may press charges in the case, but a reconciliation with the accused will lead to dismissal of the case. The victim has the right to have a representative, and he may bring a civil suit. Enterprises, establishments, and organizations that have suffered damage from a crime may participate in court proceedings only as civil plaintiffs.

What does it mean when you dream about being a victim?

Being a victim in a dream or seeing another being victimized may denote a condition about which the dreamer feels helpless. Because the victim/rescuer theme is so widespread in life, dreams about victimization can also echo past experiences in which one felt victimized.

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The British actress Thandie Newton and Americans Angelina Jolie and Reese Witherspoon have also fallen victim to the law.
It is not known how many customers had fallen victim to the scam as illegal withdrawals will only show up on statements weeks later.
Overall more than one in ten British holidaymakers have experienced petty theft overseas and a further 27 per cent know someone who has fallen victim to this crime.
Research carried out for the organisers of this week's National Identity Fraud Week, showed that more people had fallen victim to the crime in the UK than in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium combined.
The warning from Staffordshire Police comes after detectives revealed an 80-year-old woman had fallen victim to callous scam artists preying on the county's elderly in a bid to line their pockets.
3 per cent of those polled having fallen victim to card crime.
Thomas believes his friend has fallen victim as much to Ruiz's awkward style and lax refereeing as Ruiz himself.
Old, established plants, such as Fords Dagenham and GMs Luton plants in the UK for example - have fallen victim to this revolution - the plants were deemed too old and poorly designed to be modernised and made competitive.
SCORES of people will come together tomorrow for a day of remembrance to honour those that have fallen victim to violence in Birmingham.
We ask all members of the labor community who have fallen victim to the City's stalling tactics to join together in support of this SBA-sponsored legislation.
Anyone who thinks they have fallen victim to the share scam is asked to telephone DC Woodcock on 08453 302010.
Overall it is impossible to determine how many users have fallen victim to online phishing scams but analysts estimate that up to five percent of fraudulent emails succeed in obtaining the victim's financial data.