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uh tro suh tee

  • n  the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
  • n  an act of atrocious cruelty

  • In Mexico City, huge identic headlines screamed from El Universal Grafico and El Excelsior, news of an atrocity unparalleled: the burning alive by rebels in a locked and .
  • He called it "an abominable atrocity.
  • He furiously blamed Islamic terrorists for the atrocity, refusing to acknowledge that his hard-line Chechnya policies might have helped stoke the terror that has killed more than 2 .
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  • CMHR Agreement to Advance Human Rights in Shadow of Guatemalan Genocide Trials
    WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - June 19, 2013) - The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) today signed an important agreement with a Guatemalan network of human rights defenders working to unearth the truth about thousands of "disappeared people" and Indigenous victims of mass atrocity. "We want to help break the long silence about gross human rights violations in Guatemala," CMHR ...
    June 19, 2013 - Marketwire
  • The Real Keystone 'Atrocity:' Environmental Hyperbole
    Regardless of how much oil the Keystone XL pipeline actually moves someday, it has already tapped into an unlimited reservoir of rhetoric from the environmental community. The latest comes from former Vice President Al Gore, who declared that the pipeline is "an atrocity" and called on President Obama to veto it.
    June 17, 2013 - Forbes
  • Snowden gets 'highest honor' from Cheney
    (CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday called Edward Snowden a "traitor." One day later, Snowden–the man who leaked information about the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs–said he felt honored. "This is a man who gave us the warrantless wiretapping scheme as a kind of atrocity warm-up on the way to deceitfully engineering […]
    June 17, 2013 - CNN Political Ticker

  • Kenny MacAskill in GulfNews
    Compassion and mercy are about upholding the beliefs that we seek to live by, remaining true to our values as a people, no matter the severity of the provocation or the atrocity perpetrated,MacAskill explained - to near universal vilification.
  • John Major in Montreal Gazette
    A cascading series of errors contributed to the failure of our police and security forces to prevent this atrocity,Major said. "The level of error, incompetence, and inattention which took place before the flight was sadly mirrored in many...
  • Robert Altman in Forbes
    Nobody would have thought to commit an atrocity like that unless they'd seen it in a movie,Altman said.

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