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political prisoner

someone imprisoned for holding, expressing, or acting in accord with particular political beliefs
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based Human Rights Watch said hundreds of political prisoners remain behind bars in Myanmar and called on Ban to press the Myanmar government to release all political prisoners.
The United States and Europe made the freeing of political prisoners one of the key conditions to them potentially lifting economic sanctions.
There will be no rapprochement with the EU until he (Lu-kashenko) frees political prisoners," Austria's foreign minister Michael Spindelegger said while attending the Gymnich meeting, news agency AFP said.
Mohamed Sebbar, appointed secretary general of the Council by King Mohammed in March, said the pardon was a prelude to a thorough review of the cases of political prisoners in Morocco.
Security forces arrested dozens of protesters in Damascus Wednesday as they broke up a demonstration staged in front of the Interior Ministry to demand the release of political prisoners.
A long period has passed since the decision to grant patches of land for the political prisoners.
Shafiq had put the number of remaining political prisoners at 487, MENA said.
HAVANA, Cuba -- Catholic Church leaders brokered a deal in which 52 political prisoners will be gradually released.
Cuba's Catholic church has said that the Cuban government will free 52 political prisoners in a major concession to international pressure to improve its human rights.
Crime Against Humanity," a play about political prisoners in Puerto Rico, will be performed at 7 p.
The number of political prisoners in Cuba rose by three to 208 in the first half of the year as the island continued to have the worst human rights in the Western Hemisphere, said the Cuban Commission of Human Rights, reports Reuters (Aug.
Number of biographies of women who were political prisoners in Soviet-occupied Poland between 1945-1958, assembled by Professor Barbara Otwinowska in her two-volume study of the subject: 750.