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Synonyms for lustration

a freeing from sin, guilt, or defilement

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Lustration should also cover people's deputies of Ukraine and government members of this period.
He said that he voted himself for some of the lustration decisions when there was firm evidence of collaboration with the secret services and that he would do it again.
Hundreds of tires were burned by the demonstrators as they run riot for the Lustration Bill to be adopted.
The activists intend to continue their rallies and lustration outreach if the Parliament does not listen to them, he added.
Despite these variations, relatively few testable theories have explained differences in lustration from a broader comparative perspective and fewer have considered religious legacies and institutions as a plausible argument.
The informers are the skeletons in the closet of the opposition and their existence makes the adoption of lustration particularly harmful to the dissidents themselves, which in turn ensures the credibility of the promise of amnesty.
Starting in 2004, the interest for the implementation of lustration policies reemerged.
President Georgi Purvanov has made clear his rejection of a lustration process.
The meteorologists on duty located that this time the wind came from the direction of Croatia, threatening to pull to the ground the Macedonian lustration that has already fallen on its knees.
Poland's Constitutional Court took under review, on 9 May, the controversial lustration' law that obliges a number of categories of public figures to declare, on pain of losing their post, whether or not they collaborated with the Communist secret police.
Many believe both men should have reported their past under the Czech disclosure law known as Lustration, but the governing board has ruled the taw does not apply in this case.
This article reflects on the ethics of occupation, with particular reference to the ethics of lustration. I take lustration to refer to the purification of state institutions from within or without.
Whatever the moral and political dilemmas involved in the opening of such files, and the "lustration" of former informers, in Germany and in all the once Communist states of Eastern Europe, the archival value of these intelligence sources to the historian can not be underestimated.
In many countries under the former Soviet Bloc, lustration,(23) or disqualification of those formerly in power, of the agents of the secret police and their informers, and civil servants, has been the common form of mechanism of accountability and acknowledgment, which may include the loss of civil and political rights.
And the most virulent attacks focused on Havel's opposition to the "lustration" law that stripped former communist officeholders of their civil rights regardless of whether they had, themselves, engaged in human-rights violations.