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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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The convicts were sentenced after they were found guilty of theft, armed robbery and causing harm," said Darfur Crimes Persecutor, al-Fatih Tayfur.
I have found that, when evaluating a paranoid, delusional person for potential violence, it is better to present that person with a hypothetical question about encountering his perceived persecutor than with a generic question about homicidality.
This came in the statement delivered by the Sudan's permanent representative to the UN yesterday, Tuesday, Omer Dahab Fadul, to the UN Security Council during its reviewing to the report of the ICC general persecutor on Darfur.
Iran ranks as the world's seventh worse national persecutor of Christians, according to the 2015 Open Doors USA World Watch List.
In that world, Saul of Tarsus, a Jewish boy and Roman citizen, grew into a mighty persecutor of Christians, only to be felled from his horse and struck temporarily blind by the power of the risen Christ.
The triangle represents a dysfunctional personal relationship and illustrates three roles that an individual can play in that relationship: victim, rescuer and persecutor.
Paul was controversial in his own time; today he is remembered as a former persecutor of Christians who converted to the faith through a divine miracle, and was crucial in transforming it from a small Jewish sect into a world-wide faith.
Secretary Prosecution Nadeem Irshad Kiani, Additional Secretary Prosecution, Persecutor General Asjad Javed Goral, DG Inspection Ashraf Bhatti and more than 60 senior public prosecutors from all over Punjab attended the meeting.
The persecutor is the archetypal bully, who acts like an irritated lion.
But despite wanting to escape their persecutor, victims are paralysed by fear and often dare not seek help.
Despite the fall of their chief persecutor, Makenna and the goblins have their work cut out for them in the real world too.
The Persecutor General of the Court of Appeal of Laayun ordered a judicial inquiry into this issue.