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mercy

(mĕr′sē) [L. merces, reward]
In medicine, the compassionate provision of relief or mitigation of physical pain, mental suffering, or psychological distress.
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The appeal states: "We call on the Attorney General to review the sentences handed down to PC Doyle's killers to determine if they were unduly lenient.
BEIRUT: Pro-Syrian parties and officials in Lebanon are responsible for the recent verdict against former Minister Michel Samaha, MP Walid Jumblatt said Tuesday, adding that such a lenient sentence would encourage more attacks.
Speaking after today's hearing, Mr Buckland said: "I brought this sentence to the court as unduly lenient because this was an attempted robbery by a group of masked attackers who struck when it was dark and who carried weapons.
The victim in the case applied asked for the Attorney General to refer the case to the Court of Appeal, where judges agreed the sentence was unduly lenient and jailed Leeming for two years.
According to a former bank examiner in the US Fed, the Federal Reserve was lenient to banks in the nation.
Nevertheless, the bill fails to live up to House Leadership's claims to solve the border crisis, because it creates a new, more lenient process for UACs to obtain legal status.
Showing remorse shouldn't come into it, you just can't cause someone's death and expect a mere lenient sentence just because you are supposedly sorry.
But customs officials have been slightly lenient on letting through passengers who may be carrying slightly higher jewellery.
Shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry said the sentence was unduly lenient.
Nairobi: Kenya plans to bolster current lenient sentences for convicted wildlife poachers or ivory smugglers in a bid to stamp out a spike in elephant killings, the government said Saturday.
That sanction was criticised as being too lenient, particularly in view of the eight-match ban handed to Liverpool forward Luis Suarez for a similar offence.
But at the Court of Appeal yesterday, three top judges said the sentence passed at Merthyr Crown Court in July was too lenient - and increased it to three years.