Recent Examples of persecution from the Web
After filling out a questionnaire with the help of an interpreter, an interview may follow where the applicant seeking protection will have to prove a well founded fear of persecution.
Unlike most extradition agreements, the EAW explicitly rules out the possibility of an asylum claim on the grounds of political persecution.
Maybe all that betraying and bribing and promise-breaking and sympathy for baby-killers and persecution of conservatives has somehow co-existed with votes for conservative legislation.
Yet that early sticking point in Suburbicon never comes unstuck: the use of white supremacist threat as a mere red herring, and the ongoing persecution of a black family as an ongoing sideshow to wackier goings-on elsewhere.
Maryam was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 4, when her family was seeking refuge from religious persecution in Turkey, said Maryam's mother, Asmaa Rasheed.
The bomber, Brussel continued, was afflicted by a sense of persecution caused in the formative stages of his gender development, roughly ages 3 to 6.
The monuments here tell stories, of Confederate soldiers, of disappointed lovers, of Nazi persecution, of tragedy, of wealth.
When Scout's teacher, Miss Gates, expresses outrage at developments in Germany: Hitler and his henchmen are increasing their persecution of Jews.
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First Known Use of persecution
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legal Definition of persecution
- claimed persecution and sought asylum
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