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political prisoner

someone imprisoned for holding, expressing, or acting in accord with particular political beliefs
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His brother Anwar al-Bunni, a human rights lawyer who was also a political prisoner for five years, said Akram had riled the authorities by publicly supporting a democratic alternative to the four-decade rule of the Assad family.
Congress may choose to examine the political prisoner issue in Burma either separately or as part of a broader review of U.
The Free Marwan Barghouti and All Palestinian Political Prisoners
BURMA'S president has pardoned at least 70 more political prisoners, just days after promising to free all who remain jailed by the end of the year.
Veteran Hamas leader Nael Barghouthi became the world record-holder for the longest-held political prisoner Friday, beating out the previous record holder Said al-Ataba who was released after 31 years and 26 days in Israeli custody, Abd An-Nasser Farawna, a Palestinian specialist in prisoners affairs.
Irma Leites, who spent nine years as a political prisoner in Uruguay, sees more hope in popular movements than in electoral successes like that of Vazquez.
Until my release in August 1999, I was a political prisoner.
Braga portrayed three characters: Leni Lamaison, the glamorous star of an over-the-top romantic movie Molina spins to amuse his cell mate, political prisoner Valentin (Raul Julia); Marta, Valentin's long-lost lover; and the man-consuming Spider Woman of Molina's imagination--dreams all, and all Braga.
Almonte is the wife of political prisoner Dionisio Almonte, one of the political prisoners at SICA 1.
As noted by the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, every year since 1974 we commemorate the liberation of Mahmoud Hijazi, the first Palestinian political prisoner freed in an exchange negotiated by the Palestinian resistance.
Former political prisoner Hetem Gavazi said that in order to realize their rights before Macedonian court, many documents that are hard to get are needed.
Summary: Yangon: Myanmar's leader has set up a committee to review political prisoner cases "to grant .