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We know of the persecution that the LGBTQI community has faced in Chechnya, and this administration will speak out, speak out forcefully on their behalf both in Chechnya and around the world.

At worst, it will only fuel extremists' sense of persecution and push them closer to violence.

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I can now dream of a future without persecution because of my profession or ideas thanks to him, my family, and many other people.

An immigration judge in September 2019 granted Yariel Valdés González asylum based on the persecution he suffered in Cuba because he was an independent journalist.

The rule also says persecution needs to be done by state actors or “rogue officials” of the government.

They are stories of persecution and triumph, adversity and strength.

My views, however, cannot be changed by a prison sentence or by persecution.

Muslim leaders have accused the ruling elite of carrying out what they see as religious persecution.

Throughout her life, she faced public ridicule, legal persecution and, eventually, redemption through a PhD in clinical sexology.

Cruising the Caribbean, enjoying beaches... Enduring Persecution as an American Christian sounds horrible.

During his absence his own relations and the chief families in his town became the objects of persecution.

Old Rushmere had raised an unreasonable persecution against his son on Dorothy's account.

And the fact must be insisted upon, that all religion, in its very nature, makes for persecution and oppression.

Old people declared that he reminded them of Hauge in his earlier days, before he had been enfeebled by persecution.

After receiving the honors of persecution, am I to expect the still greater one of martyrdom?


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to persecution, such as: expulsion, ill-treatment, imprisonment, killing, maltreatment, and massacre.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.