assassination

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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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Those arrested were part of a criminal organization, run by the Ministerio de Gobernacion and the Policia Nacional Civil (PNC) since 2004, which was in charge of committing extrajudicial executions.
Amnesty International has gathered evidence of other recent shootings in which Israeli forces used unwarranted lethal force in what were likely extrajudicial executions.
Amnesty added that, An extrajudicial execution would also constitute a wilful killing, which is a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which applies to Israels long-standing military occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and a war crime.
Amnesty International is concerned that the law will prevent victims of crimes such as torture, extrajudicial executions, and enforced disappearances from accessing justice, truth, and reparation.
The infantry colonel has asked for the charges to be changed from extrajudicial execution to breach of duty.
Armed forces from both sides have extensively looted and destroyed civilian property, including desperately needed aid facilities, targeted civilians, and carried out extrajudicial executions, often based on ethnicity,'' said Human Rights Watch, which called the destruction and violence against civilians ''shocking.
The rise of extremist groups has also had a devastating impact on the lives of Syrians, with evidence of extrajudicial executions, torture, and denial of basic freedoms.
The Swiss-based human rights group Alkarama, which was established to "assist all in the Arab world subjected to, or at risk of, extrajudicial executions, disappearances, torture and arbitrary detention" has issued a report concerning a record of human rights violations of the Egyptian interim government.
New York, May 14 ( ANI ): The Bangladesh authorities should establish an independent body to investigate evidence that the paramilitary Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has been responsible for extrajudicial executions, disappearances, torture, and other serious abuses over many years, Human Rights Watch said today in an open letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Selahattin DemirtaE- and Figen YE-ksekday-, the co-chairs of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), submitted a petition to the United Nations on Thursday, asking it to launch an investigation into civilian deaths considered to be extrajudicial executions.
The party accuses law enforcement agencies of abducting its workers and killing them in extrajudicial executions.
It has also condemned the extrajudicial executions, torture, arbitrary and incommunicado detentions, enforced disappearances, sexual violence and other forms of right abuses by the regime.