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re·pres·sive

(rĭ-prĕs′ĭv)
adj.
Causing or inclined to cause repression.
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But if it is impossible to overthrow the regime and if it is widely believed that any such rebellion will bring much bloodshed, then the method of self-possession is adopted and the legitimate opposition waits until it is strong enough to overthrow the repressive regime.
Suu Kyi, 66, had been under house arrest for 21 years until 2010 by her country's repressive former military regime before she won an historic by-election victory on April 1 to gain a seat in parliament.
Moreover, if one examines countries that have serious problems of violence and abuse against women such as South Africa, Iran, or the Soviet Union you discover that these are countries that are not only politically repressive but sexually repressive in their approach to materials as well.
The policy of Western states, at the forefront of which are the United States, France, Britain and Germany, bears a big responsibility for the continuation of repressive dictatorial regimes in the Arab region for long decades.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Kurdish intellectuals expressed their concern, today, over what they described as "the impatience of Premier's Nouri al-Maliki's government and its repressive organs against the protesters all over Iraq.
The most repressive countries were Iran, Burma, Cuba, China, and Tunisia.
The region is in a period of transformation and the time of repressive leaders is running out.
I applauded and supported the resistance of schoolchildren in South Africa to that repressive and brutal regime," he said, "and also applaud and support the resistance of Palestinian children in Gaza and the West Bank to the repressive and brutal occupation they endure.
In a statement, the SNPM added that the behavior of the Spanish civil guard is a repressive practice against Moroccan journalists, who wanted to accomplish their mission as defined by all laws and international standards, including the legislation of the Spanish state itself.
Fueling the trend were efforts by repressive or semi-repressive governments to consolidate existing control over the media -- from Africa to Central Asia and beyond.
Thus, the monitoring of their own repressive organization is a central part of their position.
I agree wholeheartedly with Rex Makin that this government is repressive and Stalinist.