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  • n  a crime that undermines the offender's government
  • n  disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior
  • n  an act of deliberate betrayal

  • In 1807, he was charged with treason for allegedly masterminding a plot to attack the Spanish colony of Mexico; some claimed he also planned to liberate the Union's Western states .
  • Only a few men had trials and two were convicted of treason (which meant death by hanging).
  • In Pressburg, last week, judges sat in solemn conclave over nervous ascetic Professor Bela Tuka, famed savant, charged with high treason.
News & Articles

  • Treason charges for Snowden would be rare, challenging
    Several key U.S. senators are lobbying for treason charges against Edward Snowden, the former analyst who leaked information about government spy programs. So how rare and unusual would that be?
    June 11, 2013 - National Constitution Center via Yahoo! News
  • US Senators: Edward Snowden Committed An "Act Of Treason"
    There was some confusion on Twitter this evening: Was it Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) who called Edward Snowden's leaks about the National Security Agency an "act of treason," or was it Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)?
    June 11, 2013 - Business Insider
  • Rep. Aaron Schock: NSA leak ‘treason’
    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) had harsh words for the man who blew the whistle on phone record spying on behalf of the National Security Administration. “I believe this man has committed treason,” Schock said at a City Club of Chicago appearance on Monday. Schock, who sits on the House’s powerful Ways & Means Committee, said by telling the story to the national media, the nation’s security was ...
    June 10, 2013 - Chicago Sun-Times

  • Ayman al-Zawahri in Forbes
    The siege "revealed the extent of the despicableness, lowliness and treason of Musharraf and his forces, who don't deserve the honor of defending Pakistan, because Pakistan is a Muslim land, whereas the forces of Musharraf are hunting dogs under...
  • Lyndon Johnson in FOXNews
    It is time for the leaders of Africa to say to President Mugabe that the people of Zimbabwe deserve a free and fair election, that you cannot intimidate opponents, you cannot put opponents in jail, you cannot threaten them with charges of treason... Condoleezza Rice AFP Jun 18, 2008 101765 134951 treason This is treason," Johnson said, referring to people close to Nixon, during a conversation with Senate Republican leader Everett Dirksen.

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