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confiscation

Seizure of private property by the government without compensation to the owner, usually as a consequence of the owner being convicted of a crime.

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'I wanted to highlight and portray that it is confiscation. Before it was confiscated but not too transparent.
"The Myanmar government needs to provide redress for victims of past unlawful confiscations and ensure that new laws safeguard the rights of farm families in the future," Robertson stated.
MEPs want member states who receive a freezing or confiscation order to be bound to execute it within 20 days, as opposed to the 60 days proposed by the Commission, so that criminals do not have time to move their assets.
Merghani described the plight of the press as a reflection of the country's crisis, saying his newspaper incurred a loss of 500,000 pounds (about $20,000) as a result of the five consecutive confiscations.
Bedouin communities in the central West Bank have faced repeated confiscations and demolitions in recent years, as part of the plans which have put them in grave humanitarian need and risk ending in forced transfers.
Summary: Tension ran high Sunday at the Juveniles' building in Lebanon's largest prison, the Roumieh prison complex, northeast of Beirut, over the confiscation of mobile phones and other banned items, the National News Agency reported.
But this law deprives them of the profits, the power and the influence that motivates them and confiscation is hugely important in disrupting them."
The first deals with the confiscations in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1941; the second investigates the Europeanwide state-organized property theft between 1939 and 1945.
Church Robbers and Reformers in Germany, 1525-1547: Confiscation and Religious Purpose in the Holy Roman Empire.
NCC's political orientation manifested itself most clearly in two areas which were of grave concern to the Palestinian minority during the 1950s and early 1960s: the State's massive confiscation of Arab-owned land and the State's harsh treatment of Arab youths who attempted to flee to neighboring Arab countries.
Hence our freedom from arbitrary confiscations beyond a certain point is safeguarded by a technology that makes seizure of physical property not nearly so important as transfers of financial, commercial, and intellectual capital.
""The SJU renews its rejection for these confiscations and the use of exceptional measures in the face of newspapers, and calls for adherence to laws governing the profession," read the statement.