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assassination

The deliberate killing of a person, especially a public figure, either for hire or to advance a religious, ideological, political or military agenda.
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En ingles existe una expresion dificil de traducir, pero muy apta este caso: character assasination.
The biggest blame for this character assasination is laid at Lord Macaulay's door.
After Rabin's assasination, Shimon Peres and the Labor establishment failed to expose the extent to which mainstream leaders and institutions lent tacit or overt support to violent zealots.
99 [pounds sterling] hb) Due to recent events, most people are familiar with the stories of the last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his wife Alexandra but little is known about his father and grandfather who set in train the events that would lead to Nicholas' assasination.
The First World War resulted from a chain reaction that was touched off by an assasination in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia.
Villa-Vicencio warned that an outbreak of violence in the wake of the assasination or the delay or postponement of one-person, one-vote elections slated for next year could "sink South Africa into another Beirut.
A spokesman for General Chun accused Kim, who is 59 and walks with a cane as a result of an assasination attempt, of attacking the phalanx of K.
Although no group has claimed responsibilty for the assasination, Yemeni officials say they suspect Al-Qaeda, since hitting a moving target from a moving motorcycle requires specialized training, and the group is known to have used motorcycles in previous assasinations.
The crash, which took place in 2009 and led to the death of Yazycyoy-lu and five peopl, was initially seen as an unfortunate accident, but investigations later strenghtened suspicion that the incident may have been an assasination.
Sunday THE ASSASINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD ITV4, 11PM Casey Affleck stars as Robert Ford, a young gun on a mission to "be somebody", who has idolised Jesse James (Brad Pitt) since childhood.
New York, Rabi'I 27, 1434, Feb 8, 2013, SPA -- Secretary Genera of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon strongly condemned the assasination of Shukri Belee'd, the General Coordinator of the National Democratic Party of Tunisia in the Tunisian capital of Tunis last Wednesday.
Mr Sadat had been an assasination target ever since he concluded his 1979 peace treaty with Israel.