When government attacks a person with the intent to *publicly destroy & alienate him, and when such unscrupulous machinations succeed, the real loss is found not only in the suffering of the victim ( by loss of friends & kin) , but also in the collective conscience of the culture that fosters such unkind deeds. For they lose good will and the unique human capacity to feel.
"Alienation is the process whereby people become foreign to the world they are living in."
In the material world where position and financial status are most valued, the loss of associations may in some instances be a death sentence; and this fact coupled with government efforts to torture and force a final exit on the victim ( i. e.,Target) are tantamount to premeditated murder. See my suggestion on how the people of a nation could deal with the abominations of wholesale abandonment of human decency that evolves into crime disguised as public policy such as we see committed regularly by fbi/cia. As for the victim, he and she must discover that alienation is the door to liberty and to a new universe of self discovery.