Terrorism

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As defined by the US FBI, 'the unlawful use of force against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment thereof, in the furtherance of political or social objectives'
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Already Australian police and intelligence services use the label terrorism and politically motivated violence interchangeably.
This is particularly evident in section (a) of the definition of terrorism, which introduces an elision between terrorism and politically motivated violence.
Quoting data from the Colombia Section of the Andean Commission of Jurists, the report points out that over the past five years in Colombia, "a daily average of 10 people have been killed in politically motivated violence.
There were multiple episodes of ethnic, sectarian, and politically motivated violence in Myanmar (Burma), South Asia, and around the Middle East.
The string of killings of small businessmen, including a florist, a tailor and fast-food stall owners, went unsolved for years, with authorities suspecting organized crime rather than politically motivated violence to be the motive.
The Political Stability and Absence of Violence dimension, according to the World Bank, "captures perceptions of the likelihood that the government will be destabilized or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including politically motivated violence and terrorism.
Security forces under the government's control committed acts of politically motivated violence and repression, including torture, beatings, and rape.
The impoverished South Asian nation of more than 140 million has a history of questionable elections, sporadic periods of military rule, and politically motivated violence.
We have noticed with great concern the increase in politically motivated violence to our fellow Zimbabweans," Specialist Doctors in Zimbabwe said.
It will engage in research, education, and networking and outreach programs to better understand and respond to politically motivated violence.
However, it was dear to us that while the actual polling and counting processes were peaceful and the secrecy of the ballot was assured, the presidential election in Zimbabwe was marred by a high level of politically motivated violence and intimidation, which preceded the poll .
The State Department defines terrorism as "premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.