mistreatment mistreatment  /mɪs ˈtrit mənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the practice of treating (someone or something) badly

Usage(s):

  1. Unreleased, classified parts of the report on prison abuse from Major General Anthony Taguba, which were read to PTI, contain indications of mistreatment of female prisoners.
  2. From the testimony, she emerged as a simple, stoic girl who resigned herself to her early mistreatment, only to become too numbed and weakened by its later savagery to resist.
  3. The mistreatment of women in Afghanistan was like an early warning signal of the kind of terrorism that culminated in the attacks of September 11.

News

  1. City still mediating with Albina Ministerial Alliance on police settlement

    The City of Portland has not been able to reach an agreement with the union representing police officers over the terms of the U.S. Department of Justice settlement concerning police mistreatment of the mentally ill and other minorities. However, according to Mayor Charlie Hales, the city is continuing to work towards an agreement with another party in the federal suit, the Albina Ministerial ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Portland Tribune

  2. UN Official Exposes "Massive Scale" Torture of Palestinians

    The UN's Richard Falk demanded an international investigation into torture of Palestinians in Israeli prisons in an address to the UN Human Rights Council Monday. The Princeton professor and UN Special Rapporteur gave a chilling report on "massive scale" mistreatment of Palestinians, highlighting: read more
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CommonDreams.org

  3. Could Bradley Manning help Edward Snowden win political asylum?

    The NSA leaker has a difficult case to make for political asylum, but he could cite Manning's mistreatment as evidence of persecution.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Washington Post

Quotes

  1. "The people there are being subjected to mistreatment that is not acceptable with the conduct of a world power, which China is," McCain said in response to a question by a Chinese reporter.
    on Mar 21, 2008 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  2. "Allegations of prisoner mistreatment must be taken seriously and properly investigated," Levin and Graham said in their statement. "To do otherwise would reflect poorly on our nation."
    on Mar 20, 2007 By: Lindsey Graham Source: Forbes

  3. "The wholesale slaughter and mistreatment of Iraqis is not only a terrible and moral injustice, but it's a contradiction to the Army's own law of land warfare. My participation would make me a party to war crimes," Watada said in the video,...
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Lt Ehren Watada Source: Forbes

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