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prosecution

1. 
a. the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a person
b. the proceedings brought in the name of the Crown to put an accused on trial
2. the lawyers acting for the Crown to put the case against a person
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"If you feel that way, I should like to get a lawyer to prosecute the case," said Watson.
"I am paid by the People to prosecute, and prosecute I will.
On or near University Hospital car park - 18 (10 under investigation, six awaiting court outcome and two unable to prosecute)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime, a closely watched case because of its potential implications for people prosecuted in the Russia investigation.
"If a crime has been committed, then we should prosecute regardless of whether the parties involved have withdrawn," Panelo said during a press conference at the Palace.
The government would still prosecute the people behind the onerous government contract with Maynilad Water Services Inc.
These included arbitrary civilian detentions and killings by state security forces, restrictions on political participation, interference with the rights of peaceful assembly, and freedom of association, censorship, and intimidation of journalists and civil society organisations, including those working to uphold LGBTI rights.The latest report says that while "in some cases" the Tanzanian government took steps to investigate and prosecute officials who committed human rights abuses, "impunity in the police and other security forces and civilian branches of government was widespread.
'They have the statutory right to arrest and prosecute pipeline vandals.
Nolle prosequi is a Latin phrase which means "to no longer prosecute" or "unwilling to pursue." Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has recently announced the state's attorney's office will no longer prosecute individuals arrested for possession of marijuana in Baltimore.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Nov 29 (ANI): Minutes after the union Home Ministry granted sanction to prosecute Satyendra Kumar Jain, Minister in Delhi Government in a case registered by Central Bureau of Investigation for acquiring assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, Delhi Government spokesperson Nagender Sharma said that Narendra Modi government cannot even do witch hunting properly.
The acting EFCC boss said the commission was equipped to successfully prosecute the former minister who has been accused of mismanaging oil funds to the tune of $20bn.
THE DPP reversed decisions not to prosecute eight cases last year, it emerged yesterday.