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Disident Species Act
After the foundation of the Empire the Dissident Species Act was brought into law. It gives the Imperial government the right to declare a particular species as a “dissident species”. Anyone who belongs to a species deemed to be dissident can be arrested and sentenced without trial or any other due process.
Wookiees were declared a “dissident species” after they were found to be harbouring religious extremists loyal to the old Republic regime on Kashyyyk. Most of the Wookiees on Kashyyyk were sent to Imperial labour camps, such as the Spice Mines on Kessel. Those who were allowed to remain on Kashyyyk now live under strict martial law.