Synonyms of persecution in English:

persecution


See definition of persecution

noun

1‘victims of religious persecution’

SYNONYMS
oppression, victimization, maltreatment, ill treatment, mistreatment, abuse, ill usage, discrimination, tyranny, tyrannization, punishment, torment, torture
pogrom
informal witch hunt
North American informal red-baiting

2‘the persecution I endured at school got worse as I got older’

SYNONYMS
harassment, hounding, harrying, badgering, teasing, bullying, molestation