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character assassination

Fig. seriously harming someone's reputation. The review was more than a negative appraisal of his performance. It was total character assassination.
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Idi Amin, the Ugandan dictator, reportedly survived an assassination attempt in which a live grenade bounced off his chest and killed or wounded several people in a crowd nearby.
Central Secretary General JUP Shah Mohammad Owais Noorani Siddiqui and provincial president Sindh Mufti Mohammad Ibrahim Qadri also condemned the assassination of Dr Soomro adding that religious leaders are being targeted under well planned conspiracy.
Assassinations committed against intellectual elites and high ranking heads, recently the assassination of the thinker, human being, the political and the academic Dr.
The remarks came a day after S Nalini, who has been undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, approached the Supreme Court seeking to declare as "null and void" a provision in law mandating Tamil Nadu government to consult the Centre before releasing seven life term convicts in the case.
Hizam said that those who carry out the assassination attempts plan well prior to each incident.
After the assassination, the outlawed Jeish Al-Adl radical Sunni Wahhabi movement whose members had killed 14 Iranian border guards two weeks before Nouri's terror incident, claimed responsibility for the assassination of the Zabol prosecutor.
1, Allawi said that continued attacks and assassination of the countries figures and personalities make us worry for the future of Iraq from a plan drawn to instigate fear and sectarian commotion aims to fragment the nation and turn it into quarreling cults.
Killing the president; assassinations, attempts, and rumored attempts on U.
According to Georgievski, the two questions crucial for clearing up the assassination attempt are Macedonia's independence, that is to say, who saw Gligorov as an obstacle in a period when the country finally confirmed its independence and Gligorov had the entire power while the Government was of minor importance.
The leader of Lebanon's Hizbullah militia presented aerial reconnaissance footage this week that he said implicated Israel in the assassination of Hariri and 22 other people.
Even though it happened four decades ago, the Kennedy Assassination still holds heavy weight on today's America.
are 13 percentage points more likely following the assassination of an autocrat than following a failed attempt on an autocrat.
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln was a traumatizing event to his legions of supporters, a bitter triumph for his many detractors, opened up the southern states to a repressive 'Reconstruction Era' that would have an adverse impact which would last for generations, and became a part of the transformation of an American president into an American legend.
Churches in Pakistan have condemned the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto while appealing for international help in eradicating terrorism in their country.
Before dying, Litvinenko, a former officer in the Russian FSB (successor to the Soviet KGB), charged Putin with responsibility for ordering his assassination by poisoning.