Forced Suicide

Forced suicide is a method of execution where the victim is coerced into committing suicide to avoid facing an alternative option they perceive as much worse, such as suffering torture or having friends or family members imprisoned, tortured, or killed. Another common form historically has been deliberately providing a condemned individual with a weapon and a brief period in which to commit honourable suicide if he or she chooses before being executed. Because the victim's cause of death would be registered as suicide, the act also carries an additional benefit as black propaganda against individuals for whom an open execution would generate unwanted attention due to the suicide's position or influence.

Read more about Forced Suicide:  In Ancient Greece and Rome, In Asia, In Modern Europe, As A Substitute For Honor Killings

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... While Latham is forced to repair a "CIP device" for the terrorists, Bauer and Renee Walker (Annie Wersching) question a broker with connections to Almeida ... Forced to accept the exchange, Nichols leaves with the Matobos ... Gedge attempts to stage a murder-suicide, but he is killed when Henry regains mobility 7 ... "Day 200 ... p.m ...
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... their first night on duty, the team is forced to shoot a motorist who approaches the checkpoint with lights off and ignores their orders to stop a second car is allowed to pass ... She is forced to steal food when she is unable to land a job, but after an act of kindness she seeks help returning home from a Marine Corps recruiter ... group reacts violently, and begins to stone the woman, until the squad is forced to intervene ...

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    It is suicide to be abroad. But what is it to be at home, Mr. Tyler, what is it to be at home? A lingering dissolution.
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