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  High treason in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Petty treason ceased to be a distinct offence from murder in 1793.
High treason was deemed greater than any other offence except war crimes, and was often subject to extraordinary punishment, because it threatened the stability of the state.
Similarly, it is not high treason to rape a widow of the Sovereign or of the heir-apparent.
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 Treason - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By virtue of the Treason Act 1708, the law of treason in Scotland is the same as the law in England, save that in Scotland counterfeiting the Great Seal of Scotland (the Forgery Act 1830 does not apply to Scotland) and the slaying of the Lords of Session and Lords of Justiciary are adjudged treason.
However, instead of being tried for treason, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder US nationals, aiding the Taliban and terrorist offences relating to Al Qaeda, even though he joined the Taliban before September 11, 2001, in the period when the Bush administration was aiding the Taliban to help their destruction of the opium crop.
Treason has become largely a wartime phenomenon in the 20th century, and the treason cases of World Wars One and Two were of minor significance.
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 High treason in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
High treason was deemed greater than any other offence except war crimes, and was often subject to extraordinary punishment.
Under the, which distinguished between high and petty treason, several distinct offences constitute high treason; most of them continue to do so, while those relating to forgery having been relegated to felonies.
The last execution by burning for high treason was that of in 1789.
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 High treason   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Treason, Accusations of A common misrepresentation concerning the Elizabethan persecution of English and Irish Catholics from 1570 onwards is the statement that the victims devoted to imprisonment, torture, and death suffered not for their religious belief but for treason a
Sir Thomas Martyr, prior of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, found guilty of high treason 28 April, 1539, and beheaded on Tower Hill, 9 July, together with the Blessed Sir Adrian Fortescue.
The Tefft Papers In January 1676 Joshua Tefft was hanged, drawn and quartered for high treason during King Philip's War.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-High_treason.html   (345 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - treason (Crime And Law Enforcement) - Encyclopedia
Petit treason was the murder of one's lawful superior, e.g., murder of his master by an apprentice.
High treason constituted a serious threat to the stability or continuity of the state.
Article 3 of the Constitution thus provides that treason shall consist only in levying war against the United States or in giving aid and comfort to its enemies and that conviction may be had only on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act or on confession in open court.
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 High Treason: Laws Against Establishing a Foreign Power in England
Treason is the act of betraying; betrayal of a trust undertaken by or reposed in anyone; a breach of faith, treachery.
High Treason or Treason Proper is the violation of a subject of his allegiance to his sovereign or to the state, levying war on the King's dominions, adhering to the King's enemies in his dominions, or aiding them in or out of the realm.
Misprision of Treason is an offence or misdemeanor akin to treason or felony.
www.heretical.com /mkilliam/treason.html   (3280 words)

  
 William Blackstone: Of High Treason
But to relieve a rebel, fled out of the kingdom, is no treason: for the statute is taken strictly, and a rebel is not an enemy; an enemy being always the subject of some foreign prince, and one who owes no allegiance to the crown of England.
And to correspond with them, or remit money for their use, is made high treason in the same manner as it was to correspond with the father.
IN the case of coining, which is a treason of a different complexion from the rest, the punishment is milder for male offenders; being only to be drawn, and hanged by the neck till dead.
www.lonang.com /exlibris/blackstone/bla-406.htm   (4146 words)

  
 St. George Tucker: Of High Treason
But it was again raised into high treason, by the statute of Anne before-mentioned, at the time of a projected invasion in favor of the then pretender; and upon this statute one Matthews, a printer, was convicted and executed in 1719, for printing a treasonable pamphlet entitled uox populi uox Dei.
IN the case of coining, which is a treason of a different complection from the rest, the punishment is milder for male offenders; being only to be drawn, and hanged by the neck till dead.
But in treasons of every kind the punishment of women is the same, and different form that of men.
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 Legal definition of Treason   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Treason consists of two elements: adherence to the enemy, and rendering him aid and comfort.
Treason imputed to a person by law from his conduct or course of actions, though his deeds taken severally do not amount to actual treason.
In English law, treason against the king or sovereign, as distinguished from petit or petty treason, which might formerly be committed against a subject.
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 Ministerium für Hochverrat, Hochstapelei und Heiratsschwindel der KÖnigreiche von Elgaland/Vargaland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ministry for high treason, Hochstapelei and marriage swindle of the kingdoms of Elgaland/Vargaland
History The Ministry for high treason, Hochstapelei and marriage swindle was solemnly proclaimed in October 1996 in the large hall of the " association for the promotion of multiple personalities " to Augsburg, in presence of the association chairman Peter A. Pfaff.
The High Commissioner for high treason, Sir K, would like particularly to energize and promote the discussion of the possibility of the high treason within the condition of the kingdoms of Elgaland/Vargaland under the citizen of K.R.E.V..
www.krev.org /mohhh/mhhheng.html   (340 words)

  
 afrol News: Tsvangirai accused of high treason
The MDC leader's lawyer, Innocent Chagonda, said his client was to face charges of high treason over his alleged plot to "eliminate" President Robert Mugabe.
High treason is punishable by death in Zimbabwe.
In the eyes of the MDC, the high treason "trap" by the government is just one of many strategies to hinder the free and fair organisation of the approaching presidential elections.
www.afrol.com /News2002/zim012_mdc_murder_plot2.htm   (877 words)

  
 Book Review: High Treason, by Harrison, Livingstone and Robert Groden
Lee Harvey Oswald was my major interest in reading High Treason, and the authors came across as sloppy and less thorough than the author of Case Closed, Gerald Posner.
He describes Oswald as having entered the Marines on October 26, 1956 and in his first two years of duty as having done nothing to impress Marine Corps brass that he was good CIA material.
Instead, the authors of High Treason present a jumble of claims and poor organization.
www.fsmitha.com /review/r-assass.htm   (611 words)

  
 High Treason
ince High Treason was, and arguably remains, the most serious capital crime, testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act was required to convict, and the punishment in the Eighteenth century was severe.
The law states that a person who is found guilty of treason must also undergo "forfeiture" and "corruption of blood." In forfeiture, the person is forced to give all their lands and property to the state.
No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on the confession in open court.
www.umich.edu /~ece/student_projects/bonifield/treason2.html   (815 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Accusations of Treason
This view, officially promulgated by Elizabeth's lord high treasurer, William Cecil, Lord Burghley, in 1583, was constantly reiterated by the judges in the courts, by Protestant writers in their controversial works, and has thence made its way into popular manuals of history.
As a recent Anglican historian writes: "The vexed question whether the Romanists died for treason or for their faith implies an antithesis which had little meaning in that age of mingled politics and religion" (A.F. Pollard, "Political History of England", VI, 377).
Nevertheless, it remains true that in the eyes of Elizabeth and her ministers such opposition was nothing less than high treason.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15026b.htm   (1707 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: High treason   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Under the Statute of Treasons, which distinguished between high and petty treason, several distinct offences constitute high treason; most of them continue to do so, those relating to forgery having been relegated to felonies.
In 1661, Parliament passed acts posthumously attainting Oliver Cromwell, Henry Ireton and John Bradshaw—who were previously involved in Charles I's trial—of treason.
Click for other authoritative sources for this topic (summarised at Factbites.com).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/High-treason   (2599 words)

  
 STAFFORD (FAMILY) - LoveToKnow Article on STAFFORD (FAMILY)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He had not sufficient force of character to take an active part in politics, but the kings easily roused suspicions were excited by private accusations in 1521, and, after a nominal trial by his peers, he was beheaded on the 17th of May 1521, a subsequent act (1523) confirming his attainder.
His second surviving son, Thomas, eventually assumed the royal arms, on the ground of his lofty descent, sailed from Dieppe with two ships in April 1557, landed at Scarborough, seized the castle, and proclaimed himself protector.
He was captured and executed for high treason.
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 High Treason?
Coming into full force in 2004, it will enable a judge or prosecuting magistrate anywhere in the EU to order the automatic extradition of a British citizen on the basis of suspicion alone, without having to present the dossier of evidence required under the current system.
And now, with the EU gaining in strength, we are progressively being enslaved by bureaucratic overlords and ambitious careerists whom we do not know, whom we did not vote for, whom we do not want, but whom we are increasingly forced to fund and kowtow to.
In my view, politicians who are in cahoots with this whole process are, at the very least, guilty of treason, given that their aims plainly involve the transfer of this nation's powers to rule itself into the hands of foreign governments.
www.angryharry.com /esHighTreason.htm   (794 words)

  
 High treason trial date set
The trial date was announced to the 126 remaining high treason accused on Friday, when they made another appearance before High Court Judge Elton Hoff in Grootfontein's Omulunga Town Hall, which is set to be the venue for the trial.
These include a count of high treason and one of sedition for their alleged participation in a plan to violently overthrow the Government in the Caprivi Region, nine counts of murder in connection with the killing of people during the August 2 1999 attacks, and 238 counts of attempted murder connected to the same events.
Threats Caprivi high treason accused Euster Matomolo Masake displayed a letter addressed to the Minister of Defence after he and 125 co-accused appeared in the High Court at Grootfontein on Friday.
www.namibian.com.na /2002/November/national/0298742B34.html   (692 words)

  
 George W. Bush Charged with High Treason for Complicity in the Attack of 911 Petition
Given the information that he had at his disposal that morning, and his purposeful neglect in acting upon that information, he committed high treason, according to the Constitution of the United States which he is sworn to uphold and defend.
At this time, based on the information available to us up until this point, which we believe to be credible, as well as necessary and sufficient to establish the case, we sign this document as true and factual.
The George W. Bush Charged with High Treason for Complicity in the Attack of 911 Petition to U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Government Officials, U.S. Citizens, U.S. Media was created by Sterling D. Allan for President 2004 and written by Sterling D. Allan.
www.petitiononline.com /bush911/petition.html   (1344 words)

  
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 portland imc - 2005.09.03 - HIGH TREASON New game show vs. The Price Is Right?
Next, a conviction for High Treason [as with horse stealing, etc.] is now frontier justice; Get a noose.
Now let the proper government agency sell the rights to a cartoon cable channel with all the proceeds going to a national "scared straight" program to ensure that we can sleep at nights as we try who ever is left of the administration as adults.
With good prime time ratings now practically requiring sexual frission combined with all out blood lust, run the "High Treason Execution Extravaganza" compilation on NBC [are they the one's that need the ratings?] with laughs for the whole family.
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 Criminal Code, [R.S. 1985, c. C-46] >> 46. High treason
(d) forms an intention to do anything that is high treason or that is mentioned in paragraph (a) and manifests that intention by an overt act; or
(b) commits treason if, while in or out of Canada, he does anything mentioned in subsection (2).
(4) Where it is treason to conspire with any person, the act of conspiring is an overt act of treason.
www.canlii.org /ca/sta/c-46/sec46.html   (299 words)

  
 New defence lawyer enters Caprivi high treason trial
Chanda has since then also stopped representing his tenth client, Moses Kayoka, who was in hospital in Windhoek for an operation at the time that his co-accused forced the lawyer's withdrawal because of complaints on their part that he was not carrying out their instructions to their liking.
They are facing 278 charges, including counts of high treason and sedition, nine charges of murder, 240 counts of attempted murder and charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
All of these relate to their alleged involvement in a separatist movement that is accused of having tried to secede the Caprivi Region from the rest of Namibia during 1998 and 1999.
www.namibian.com.na /2004/december/national/047F72F32D.html   (553 words)

  
 Treason in High Places!
This is a true story of TREASON in the highest levels of the United States Government against every American soldier who served in the Korean conflict or in the Viet Nam war.
To add to the treason, in 1968 the United States Congress increased "foreign aid" of war materials to communist bloc countries by over 80t'o from the year before.
They have lined their pockets at taxpayers expense, the same taxpayers who sent their sons and loved ones to Korea and Viet Nam to die, suffer, to be taken prisoner, and then deserted by these same vile and godless politicians.
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 ITALY: Generals Accused of High Treason [Free Republic]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Four Italian generals are to stand trial for "high treason" after an investigation into the loss of a passenger aircraft 19 years ago found yesterday that the DC-9 was destroyed as the result of a dogfight between Nato and Libyan jets.
The 3,000 page report produced by Rosario Priore, the Rome magistrate investigating the crash, concluded that flight IH 870 from Bologna to Palermo was caught up in a "war-like scenario" on the night of June 27 1980, and crashed in the Mediterranean near the island of Ustica, north of Sicily.
The magistrate ordered four Italian air force generals, including a former chief of staff, to stand trial on charges of "crimes against the constitution" and "high treason" for trying to cover up the causes of the crash.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a37d031521a7e.htm   (1775 words)

  
 The Agonist: Greek Official: Bombings 'high Treason' Before Olympics
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The triple bombing of a police station last week was "high treason" that flened Greece's image and its efforts to provide security for the Olympics, the nation's public order minister said Tuesday.
The minister, Giorgos Voulgarakis, was in Washington for talks on efforts to safeguard the games when the bombings occurred May 5, the start of a 100 day countdown to the opening ceremony.
"Such events - no matter how small and isolated they are - amount to high treason," Voulgarakis said.
www.agonist.org /archives/015570.html   (222 words)

  
 Treason In High Places !!! [Free Republic]
This is a true story of TREASON in the highest levels of the United States Government against every American soldier who served in the Korean conflict or in the Vietnam war.
To add to the treason, in 1968 the United States Congress increased "foreign aid" of war materials to communist bloc countries by over 80 % from the year before.
They have lined their pockets at taxpayers expense, the same taxpayers who sent their sons and loved ones to Korea and Vietnam to die, suffer, to be taken prisoner, and then deserted by these same vile and godless politicians.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a39ad0e8a0ffa.htm   (6439 words)

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