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thug

(formerly) a member of an organization of robbers and assassins in India who typically strangled their victims
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Leader of the party in the State, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje, who made the declaration in Gombe over the weekend warned all those aspiring for any elective office in the state under the platform of the APC to ensure that they control their supporters, stressing that the party would no longer condone any act of indiscipline and thuggery from members.
They may be kings of the Mahaweli river, but they should not be prepared to indulge in thuggery and we will not allow thuggery to prevail in the area," he stressed.
The recent thuggery and vandalism comes at a historical moment.
In reality, the Arab world at the beginning of the spring of its revolutions, is faltering inside a triangle composed by Turkey, Iran and Israel, regardless of the extent of Ankara's sympathy towards the issues of the region - and Erdogan's projects - and towards those complaining about the prevalence of Iran's thuggery, whether under the Palestinian headline or that of the brotherhood among the Muslims.
Wales have a small pool of players and as our injury list grows we cannot complete fairly on the world stage until thuggery is properly controlled and punished.
The silent reaction from the Interior Ministry for this atrocity against one of its men, who intended to fulfill his duty of forcing the rule of law, is unacceptable as it serves nothing but the spread of thuggery and violence in the society.
A JUDGE has condemned an attack on two university students as "brutal thuggery.
Paul Barnett and his sons gave no thought for the safety of others at the match or for the fact that their thuggery was witnessed by many young children.
The current collapse of the British welfare-state model into mindless thuggery is a warning to all countries of the fragile nature of supposedly stable Western democracies.
AMONGST all the furore and political debate into the unrest, thievery and thuggery in our cities one factor has been constant, David Cameron's determination to enforce stringent economic restraints on our police forces.
In a week of mindless thuggery, looting and violence, the tragic story of Stephen Whittle could easily have been overlooked.
I dare say if McNaughton had been on the receiving end of such thuggery, he would have spent 10 minutes rolling around on the floor like he had been shot by a sniper.