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police state

a state or country in which a repressive government maintains control through the police
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Akol further added, "This is indication that the government of Salva Kiir and friends is clearly determined to turn South Sudan into a police state which operates without regards to rule of law, only the rule of those with the guns and power, which is unacceptable".
Maintaining that the US can also be considered a country with a tendency to turn into a police state, Oyan said the bill should be based on EU norms.
Supporters of the police state include three groups: those who want a fair oppressor (i.
We did not unseat Mubarak and Mursi to clear the way for the re-emergence of the police state.
She took the stage protected by dozens of men in police state riot uniforms," he said.
On a consistent basis, AG Ayotte testified before the Legislature to curtail civil liberties and protect the power of the police state.
There is no more complete or compelling evidence of a police state than the government announcing that it will murder its own citizens if it views them as a "threat.
According to Cryptohippie, an electronic police state is "quiet, even unseen.
I HAVE no recollection of voting for a police state on that bright May morning 12 years ago, but with the latest changes in monitoring of electronic communications, that's what we've now got.
Summary: Pakistan's opposition leader has claimed the government has turned the country into a police state.
LAWS to combat terror can lead to a police state, former MI5 chief Stella Rimington has warned.
According to Marina Litvinovich, an Other Russia spokeswoman, said "today we saw a police state and its methods".