extrajudicial

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beyond the usual course of legal proceedings

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Illegal violence in Chechnya, including extrajudicial punishments, has been openly established by its rulers.
Armed resistance, acts of terror and the practice of extrajudicial punishment add to the continuation of bloodshed".
Ostensibly Pinochet's amnesty law also applied to opponents of his regime, though it did not really protect them, as they remained vulnerable to extrajudicial punishment at the hands of his secret police who made a practice of torturing those they detained.
They report disappearances, torture, detention without charge or trial, attacks on journalists and human rights defenders, violent crackdown on protests, extrajudicial punishments, intimidation and harassment, including sexual harassment and rape at the hands of the military, as well as impunity for perpetrators.
Failure to comply with an order to work is punishable with a fine or imprisonment, while extrajudicial punishments and reprisals range from money demands to physical abuse, beatings, torture, rape and murder, it said.