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.
The four Bunni brothers, one sister and two of their spouses, have spent 70 years among them as political prisoners
opposes apartheid and calls for release of political prisoners
, along with the Palestinian
Activists have accused President Thein Sein's government of only freeing a few political prisoners
in small batches, and usually for public relations purposes.
Thein Sein has implemented a raft of reforms since becoming civilian president in 2011, freeing hundreds of political prisoners
, easing censorship and allowing Aung San Suu Kyi and her party enter parliament.
He spent most of the past 20 years as a political prisoner
until his January release.
Cuba has cleared its jails of most political prisoners
, but human rights groups say the government of President Raul Castro has stepped up short-term detentions and other forms of harassment.
In this memoir, he describes those years, providing a picture of (and tribute to) the experiences of Iranian political prisoners
in the 1980s through his own memories and the testimonies of other prisoners.
Our main goal is that we want to spread information about all the political prisoners
in the world," said Mohamed Al Maskati, President of the Bahraini Youth Society for Human Rights, one of the organizations behind the campaign.
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.
Among them is Norma Morroni, whose son was murdered by police 11 years ago as he protested the extradition to Spain of political prisoners