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Persecution

Albigenses
medieval sect suppressed by a crusade, wars, and the Inquisition. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 53]
Camisards
uprising of Protestant peasantry after the revocation of Edict of Nantes in 1685 was brutally suppressed by the royal army. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 434]
Huguenots Protestants
of France, much persecuted from the 16th century onward. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1285]
Quo Vadis
novel of Rome under Nero, describing the imprisonment, crucifixion, and burning of Christians. [Pol. Lit.: Magill I, 797]
Spanish Inquisition
harsh tribunal established in 1478 to dispose of heretics, Protestants, and Jews. [Eur. Hist.: Collier’s, X, 259]
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It's most unfortunate that DK Shivakumar has been persecuted actually, not prosecuted.
He called upon the British Parliamentary Delegation to create awareness among the public at large about the human rights violations in the held territory and sought their support to fully expose the fascist face of Indian regime, where minorities are bestially persecuted.
Detained Senator Leila de Lima was among the 187 'persecuted members of parliament worldwide,' the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) said on Saturday.
One new proposal that again delivers hatred and exclusion in yet another way is a system that would expedite citizenship proceedings of persecuted minorities living in other countries but it pointedly and particularly leaves out Muslims.
JEREMY Hunt has used an Easter message to raise the plight of persecuted Christians around the world.
Reginald Malicdem, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Manila, invited the faithful to show solidarity to all the Christians all over the world who are persecuted because of their faith by supporting the campaign which will be observed on November 28.
The man, who arrived on South Korea's largest island of Jeju on March 26 this year without a visa, applied for asylum with the Jeju Immigration Office on March 30 by submitting doctored documents that falsely said he had been persecuted for a religious reason in his home country, according to the court's ruling.
The pair are said to hold a 'UN Refugee Certificate' and claim that they were persecuted by Chinese authorities.
FORMER Chief Security Officer to Former Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has said he has forgiven those who persecuted him fifteen years ago.
When the minorities of a multi-ethnic nation state are routinely persecuted by ruthless coercion and violence in the face of a callous establishment that perpetuates the status quo by remaining silent on the issue, not only has the state failed in protecting its citizens, it has become complicit in the persecution by not addressing the matter.
As he told at the child and adolescent crime discussion in Kara-Suu district, 36 out of 77 facts of religious extremism were persecuted. 59 facts were recorded on terrorism, mercenarism and participation in armed clashes, out of which 23 facts were persecuted.