Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; crimes, or other types of aggression.
Types and contexts of abuse
Abuse of authority
Abuse of authority, in the form of political corruption, is the use of legislated or otherwise authorised powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain. Misuse of government power for other purposes, such as repression of political opponents and general police brutality, is not considered political corruption. Neither are illegal acts by private persons or corporations not directly involved with the government. An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties.
Abuse of authority is separated from abuse of power in that the act is originally condoned, but is extended beyond that initially conceived and is in not all cases
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Infamous murder of dissident journalist ... His sister, Areej, said he was "brutally tortured" before his conviction and that the takeover of Newcastle was an attempt to "whitewash" Saudi abuses ... Saudi Arabia has been heavily criticised for a military campaign in neighbouring Yemen that has caused a humanitarian catastrophe ... Features.
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Bangkok, Oct 21 (EFE).- Human Right Watch denounced Thursday the lack of transparency of the amnesty announced this week by the Myanmar military junta and the new detention of political prisoners. The military junta announced Monday it would release 5,635 people arrested for their participation in protests against the coup on Feb.
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Cuba has denied reports of systematic abuses or torture ...Human Rights Watch said it had nonetheless gathered evidence of rights abuses by Cuban police and military from phone interviews with activists, victims, their relatives, journalists, and lawyers, as well as from case files, press reports and photos and video.
Military veteran Kevin Klepac feels ... “In my last two years of being in I had some darker times and got involved pretty heavily with substance abuse and I started getting some treatment through the military and the guys who were in were veterans,” said Metzinger.
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