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Should people be imprisoned for their political views and/or action?

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Some understand the term political prisoner narrowly, equating it with the term prisoner of conscience (POC). Amnesty International campaigns for the release of prisoners of conscience, which... More
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A Palestinian not seen publicly since his 2002 capture by the CIA launched a brutal interrogation program may soon make his first appearance in a U.S. courtroom. #GuantanamoBay

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Political #prisoners said they will go on a four-day fast until Monday, the day of the State of the Nation Address, to express their disgust with the Aquino administration.

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China frees human rights lawyer - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English
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Gao Zhisheng, who defended #Christians and coal #miners, is released after three-year #jail sentence. #politicalprisoners

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Security forces in the Democratic Republic of #Congo on Tuesday arrested senior #opposition lawmaker Jean-Bertrand Ewanga, a day after a rally to oppose any extension of presidential rule, his party said. Ewanga, the general secretary of the ... #arrest

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Inside Guantanamo Bay: We go behind bars in the world's most controversial prison - Mirror Online
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Reporter Sean Rayment and photographer Matt Sprake visited the US military detention centre in #Cuba where terror suspects are held for years without trial #Guantanamo

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Senators Declassify Torture Report - The Daily Beast
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Public will learn #CIA's dirty deeds. #torture

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#Australian Al Jazeera #journalist Peter Greste denied bail in #Egypt, says charges 'baseless'. #Prisoners #PoliticalPrisoners:

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‘We were forced to work six days a week’: Political dissidents set free as China closes notorious labour camps | National Post
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China had promised since 2007 to end 're-education through labour,' a relic of Chairman Mao’s era which allowed the police to imprison offenders without trial

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Pussy Riot members after release: They’re launching a prisoners’ rights movement.
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MOSCOW—Maria (Masha) Alyokhina squints and holds her new iPhone close to her face; she is very nearsighted. Out of prison for less than two weeks, she is wearing clothes chosen for her by someone else and working out of the backroom o...

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Khodorkovsky says he will work to release other political prisoners
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MOSCOW — Mikhail Khodor­kov­sky has yet to decide how he will spend the rest of his life, but one thing is clear: The former Russian oil tycoon, who castigated the Kremlin throughout the decade he spent in prison, is not going into politics. Instead, he says, he will devote his time to social causes and helping secure the release of other political prisoners. Read full article >>    

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Russia releases two Pussy Riot members - The Times of India
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Two jailed members of the Russian punk bank Pussy Riot were released on Monday following an amnesty law that both of them described as Kremlin's public relations stunt ahead of the Winter Olympics.

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Egypt court jails three prominent anti-Mubarak activists | News | DW.DE | 22.12.2013
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An Egyptian court has jailed three prominent anti-Mubarak activists for three years for organizing a protest without authorization. They were the first to be sentenced under a new law banning unlicensed rallies.

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BBC News - Khodorkovsky vows to help Russian political prisoners
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Pardoned former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he will do all he can to free political prisoners but will not enter politics.

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WorldViews: Why is Putin pardoning so many high-profile political prisoners? (Hint: Sochi)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has pardoned yet another high-profile political prisoner this week, announcing that former oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky would be released after more than a decade in prison. Earlier this week, Russia also announced it would release Greenpeace activists who'd been jailed for protesting near a Russian oil rig, as well as members of the performance art group Pussy Riot who'd been jailed after protesting Putin in a Moscow church. Read full article...

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BBC News - Khodorkovsky arrives in Germany after Putin pardon
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Russian ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky arrives in Germany, hours after being pardoned by President Putin from a decade in jail.

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Burma Frees 41 Political Prisoners
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Burma, also known as Myanmar, has released 41 political prisoners, in the latest step towards fulfilling President Thein Sein's promise to free all political detainees by the end of the year. ...

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Egyptian activist arrested amid government crackdown on dissent | World news | The Guardian
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Detention of Alaa Abd El Fattah and wife follows new protest law, jailing of women and girls, and shooting of student

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