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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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The town was deadlocked, with one of the highest political murder rates in the country.
Shakespeare, I believe, was haunted by the probable political murder of his exact and, in 1593, more famous contemporary, and this is why Marlowe is the sole writer to whom Shakespeare specifically refers.
So, too, the political furore in 1819 when de Wette wrote a letter of encouragement to the mother of a student who had just been executed for a political murder, and which led to de Wette's dismissal from his post in Berlin and thence to a period of intense loneliness and hardship before his eventual appointment to the chair at Basel, are all fully described here.
Argentina's "dirty war" was still raging, and the junta was continuing its campaign of disappearance and political murder aimed at those deemed "enemies of the state" When called upon to address Argentina's barbaric human-rights record and the murder of tens of thousands of its own people, Novak rose to the occasion in fine Reagan-era doublespeak:
Early fame came from The Manchurian Candidate (1959, filmed in 1962), a story of an American soldier, brainwashed by the Chinese, who becomes a pawn in a political murder plot.
Thiruvananthapuram: Another political murder in Kerala's Malabar region has rocked the political fraternity in Kerala, even as the state assembly on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes while discussing the murder of Youth Congress leader, S.
This is the 21st political murder since the Vijayan government assumed office in May 2016.
He further informed the party will ask for an international probe in the incident since they see it as an attempt for political murder.
Assassinations and political murder should come to an end before discussing any new political life.
A story well known to Kentuckians, the Kentucky Tragedy was the name given to a sensational political murder, the execution of the killer, and the suicide of his wife, a story sensationalized especially through the confession the couple concocted.
He said that after the parliamentarian from the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan, Isa Omurkulov, characterized the March 13 car accident as "a political murder.
We must come to operative conclusions, because not only could we face another political murder, but also a murder of an officer or soldier, which puts the state and the Israeli society in an entirely different place.