death squad

NOUN
  1. a clandestine military or paramilitary team who murder political dissidents or petty criminals (usually with the government's tacit approval)
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How To Use death squad In A Sentence

  • Paramilitary death squads are rumoured to be operating in the area.
  • Please, if I misrepresent your views, do not hire death squads to kill me.
  • Prosecutors said the alleged military death squad mistakenly killed 15 civilians during a botched raid at a neighborhood barbecue in Lima.
  • In addition to these social and economic difficulties, El Salvador alsofaces the problem of being "mexicanized," that is, a prolong assaultbya bloodthirsty alliance of the dope-dealing and human smuggling lumpen class with theelements of the localbourgeoisie and withUS imperialists to wreak havoc and carnage on society with the ultimate end of the seizure of state power for a death squadregime similar to theonethat rules Colombia. El Salvador's new FMLN government will face tough problems exacerbated by the world capitalist collapse
  • This was the group, formally under army control, that operated as a death squad during the rule of Ferdinand Marcos.
  • Those trained allegedly formed a death squad which directed its activity against pro-ANC activists.
  • So Zucker has brought a competing offer to the table; a three-member team from the Caravan of Death, a Chilean Army death squad that dates back to the early 1970s, has offered to put Watkins under round-the-clock surveillance for $250 a day, with a bonus of 10% of any overdue condo fees collected. Condos Dumping Lawyers for Paramilitary Death Squads
  • At the time, US government spokespeople dismissed it as so much waffle, especially railing against the intimations that ‘death squads’ might be involved.
  • A shopkeeper says it is normal for people to pay the death squads to kill suspected criminals. Times, Sunday Times
  • Death squads are operating with official sanction and running their own torture centres where detainees have their skin flayed from their bones.
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