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political offence Line breaks: pol¦it|ical of|fence

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Definition of political offence in English:


An offence regarded as justifiable or deserving of special consideration because of its political motivation: possession of a firearm as a political offence was not subject to the extradition laws
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  • According to the information received, most of the executions concern persons accused of drug trafficking and the others are for ordinary offences of various kinds and political offences.
  • It will be seen from the above brief survey that the concept of the political offence is not susceptible to easy definition.
  • The Attorney-General is obliged to have regard to section 7, political offences, so that there is no finality there.
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