act of mercy

act of mercy

In evasion and recovery operations, assistance rendered to evaders by an individual or elements of the local population who sympathize or empathize with the evaders' cause or plight. See also evader; evasion; evasion and recovery; recovery; recovery operations.
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As treason is a crime levelled at the immediate being of the society, when the laws have once ascertained the guilt of the offender, there seems a fitness in referring the expediency of an act of mercy towards him to the judgment of the legislature.
Cecilia sees an act of mercy, suggested by the presence of the disengaged young man.
He could hold to the idea that the closing had practically been for him an act of mercy, a chance offered him to descend, depart, get off the ground and never again profane it.
Judge Huw Rees said: "Out of an act of mercy I will grant bail so she can give birth to her child in peace."
When the chief walked away, Scott said he had plugged the youth's air tube as an act of mercy. When asked why, he replied: "I knew he would die anyway.
A WOMAN who burgled her neighbour's home has been spared prison as an act of mercy to her unborn baby.
SAN DIEGO A witness called to testify against a decorated Navy SEAL charged with murder said Thursday that he killed the victim, a bombshell admission he described as an act of mercy for the wounded Islamic State fighter.
We are eternally in debt to our strategic partner, Vietnam, for this act of mercy and decency.
Locsin thanked Vietnam for "this act of mercy and decency."
'JPP is concerned with the fact that despite this largest repatriation ever from the Emirates, there are still more than 2000 Pakistanis waiting for an act of mercy. We hope that the government of Pakistan will continue its mission to protect the rights of Pakistanis imprisoned in foreign jails,' the statement said.
JPP is concerned with the fact that despite this largest repatriation ever from the Emirates, there are still more than 2000 Pakistanis waiting for an act of mercy. 'We hope that the government of Pakistan will continue its mission to protect the rights of Pakistanis imprisoned in foreign jails,' Executive Director JPP, Sarah Belal said.
What she did was a supreme act of mercy and kindness."