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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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However much we may hate someone politically, since we claim to be a democracy where no one should be assassinated for expressing their rights, beliefs, thoughts and ambitions however unpalatable, no one should ever be harmed for expressing their rights and beliefs.
BEIRUT: A militia aligned with the rebel Free Syrian Army has assassinated an "emir" from ISIS, it was announced Thursday.
14: Colonel Abdulghani Al-Maqaleh, director of the Yemen Economic Corporation (YECO) branch in Sayoun city, was assassinated by two gunmen on a motorbike in Sayoun, Hadramout.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the Nobel Prize winner had "the potential to become Benazir Bhutto" - his late mother who was assassinated by Islamist terrorists.
National reconciliation committee member assassinated along with son and citizen in al-Tal city outside Damascus
The statement of the Chadian foreign Ministry indicated that the Chad regrets the loss of the two assassinated leaders and calls on the monitoring commission and the international community to strongly punish the perpetrators.
A YEMENI intelligence officer has been assassinated in the capital city of Sanaa, in the latest attack against security forces in the country.
"For us, it was the state of Israel which assassinated Abu Jihad," Mahmud Al-Alul, a former assistant to the PLO deputy, and now a senior official in the Fatah movement of President Mahmud Abbas, told AFP.
In an interview on state television, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said that an American "congressman" had ordered that the general commanding Iran's Qods Force must be assassinated. "This is nothing but state terrorism," Larijani said.
Gemayel called on the Lebanese to take part in a "national conference during which all factions would present their issues, express their concerns and discuss their disagreements once and for all." The MP added that if there is any attempt to abandon the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) "the Phalangists will confront it on the streets, regardless of who heads the government; because we refuse a compromise over the blood of the martyrs who were assassinated in previous years." Gemayel blamed "the frequent concessions offered by the March 14 alliance in the last years to maintain civil peace, for leading us to where we are today."
ASALA (Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia) was an Armenian terrorist organization which staged terrorist attacks on Turkish targets and assassinated Turkish diplomats between 1973 and 1986, aiming to force the Turkish government to acknowledge the so-called Armenian genocide and cede territory for an imaginary Armenia.
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, founder PPP Chairman, is the first in row, who accepted gallows but did not bow to the dictator, while his daughter Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was also assassinated by a suicide bomber.