It is generally agreed that, in order to constitute ‘persecution', acts suffered or feared must be sufficiently serious by their nature or their repetition. They must either constitute a basic attack on human rights (life, freedom or physical integrity) or be based on the grounds of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion which manifestly preclude the person who has suffered them from continuing to live in his or her country of origin.
To put to death for religious reasons.
Affliction, abuse, harassment or attacks on our person or character. Persecution for obedience to God allows us to suffer for righteousness' sake. Such abuse may include personal, political, religious and psychological persecution.
the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
Act of causing others to suffer, often because of differences.
Harassment or cruel treatment.
Violation of the rights of an individual or group by another individual or group. The most common forms are ethnic, racial, and religious persecution. These types of persecution overlap to some degree, as religion is commonly an aspect of culture and ethnic identities are often intertwined with racial identities. The most common persecution scenario is a majority group mistreating a minority group.
generally refers to any severe violation of human rights. In the refugee context, ?persecution? refers to any act which fundamental rights are severely violated for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group.
Act of causing others to suffer, especially those who differ in background or lifestyle or hold different political or religious beliefs.
The punishment of individuals based solely on factors such as race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.
(In asylum proceedings) The infliction of serious suffering or harm, caused by government action or inaction, upon people who differ in a way regarded as offensive (race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion) in a manner condemned by civilized governments.
the condition of being mistreated physically and/or mentally over a period of time, especially as a result of political or religious beliefs
Persecution is persistent mistreatment of an individual/group by another group. The most common forms are religious persecution, ethnic persecution, and political persecution, though there is naturally some overlap between these terms.