(1) Last week we witnessed two fine examples of the extent to which anti-smoking zealots will go in order to hound and persecute smokers.(2) He was martyred after refusing to persecute Christians and became a patron saint of soldiers.(3) We should also be targeting the source of the problem: repressive governments which persecute their own citizens.(4) We see a dictator using force to repress and persecute his opponents.(5) I have the greatest admiration for the man and there is no question of persecuting him.(6) One of these is that millions of people around the world die or are severely persecuted for their beliefs.(7) During Bulgaria's communist period, his followers were persecuted by the authorities.(8) Some of these children manage to flee their persecutors , and this film documents their attempts to be rehabilitated after surviving their severe traumas.(9) He believes himself unjustly persecuted and discriminated against.(10) The Huguenots were French Protestants who had been persecuted for their faith.(11) When persecuted by the government, they have fled to the central highlands from the north.(12) The bond was strengthened because individuals persecuted by the authorities could seek succor and solace from the Church.(13) He asks whether the persecutory figures are still there.(14) It's just a pathetic mind game played by lefty town planners who get their kicks by persecuting motorists, because of course, we're all evil.(15) Many have been harassed or persecuted in their own countries for political or religious reasons.(16) Asylum will be given to people who are persecuted for their beliefs.
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