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Like when someone discovers something about their government that was suppose to be hidden & they get eliminated because they found out about it.

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    In addition to "liability" there is "a loose end" as well as "witness" – candied_orange Aug 8 '15 at 7:12
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A person who's seen too much or knows too much - that's the usual idiom.

The single word that comes closest is liability, but that's more generic and you need to put it in the right context, for instance:

"You just know too much about our operation, Mr Quinn. You've become a liability, and as much as it personally pains me, you have to be eliminated."

(That could be a cliched line from any cheesy espionage thriller).

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Witness at risk--See NYTimes story 'With Witnesses at Risk, Murder Suspects Go Free', March 1 2007

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