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someone who is imprisoned because of their political views

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On Wednesday, Bahraini foreign ministry sources disclosed that Manama intends to send tens of the country's political prisoners to Saudi Arabia under a secret plan.
The issue of political prisoners is the most fundamental in all national liberation struggles.
This surely would put Omar Abdullah in bad light in the Valley he will be accused of not having courage to release political prisoners.
This may come to fruition after Pope Francis held a meeting with various religious leaders and accepted the letters of the political prisoners.
The veteran leader said that the political prisoners were periodically released in all the disputed regions of the world including Palestine but this process was yet to start in India and the Indian authorities did not pay any heed to the international principles.
There are a small number of political prisoners who received fair trials, were sentenced and imprisoned as a result of them conspiring to overthrow the state," he said.
Kaleme reported this week that since that incident the head warden of Ward 350, the wing assigned for political prisoners, has been replaced.
The issue of holding political prisoners is getting increasingly talked about in Europe, especially in view of the frightening rise of the fascist, nationalist and other far-right parties in the European elections.
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC) is disturbed by reports that political prisoners in Evin & Ghazal Hessar Prisons in Iran were attacked in a raid directed by Iranian Ministry of Intelligence during which agents savagely beat and tortured defenseless prisoners.
For all we know there may be no political prisoners among them or there may be.
The International Court of Human Right based in Strasbourg put the lawsuit on 46 former Albanian political prisoners in criminal procedure.
Waves of Executions in Iran Sixteen Baluch political prisoners were executed in Zahedan, and another Baluch political prisoner was hanged in Hamadan.
The Free Marwan Barghouti and All Palestinian Political Prisoners
23 ( ANI ): The Iranian government has reportedly pardoned and released 80 political prisoners, most of whom were detained in connection with the 2009 protests against alleged election fraud in the re-election of then president Mahmud Ahmadinejad.
The UK has previously called for Nasrin Sotoudeh s release and for the release of all political prisoners in Iran.