ADJ

extreme, massive, severe
bloody, brutal, ruthless
political
government, military, police, state

VERB + REPRESSION

suffer (from)
The trade unions suffered brutal repression after the coup
subject (sb/sth) to
Reports claimed that civilians were being subjected to ruthless repression

PREP

~ against
repression against ethnic minorities
~ by
repression by the state

PHRASES

a target for/of repression