The State Department has a general definition of political prisoner
that it uses, but the Thein Sein government and other interested parties have their own, differing definitions.
Two New York State political prisoners
, Albert Nuh Washington and Teddy Jah Heath, have already died in prison.
Ironically, the "criminal" demonstration and march was to Israel's Ofer prison, which holds Palestinian political prisoners
The political prisoner
situation in Burma--as well as human rights in general--are likely to figure prominently in congressional consideration of U.
Hundreds of prisoners, mostly jailed for criminal offenses, were released from dozens of prisons across the country on Tuesday but so far only 22 of them have been confirmed as being political prisoners
, the Network Assisting Political Prisoners
It said that the way Shabbir Shah and other political prisoners
were being treated in different jails was nothing but political vengeance.
Sahar will talk about that and more, giving us a first hand account of the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners
for human rights and freedom.
Both kinds of prisoners are subject to crimes against humanity, according to the United Nations, but political prisoners
are often imprisoned for life and, historically, as are the next three generations of their families.
21 -- Dissatisfied with the response by President Maithripala Sirisena to the issue of political prisoners
, students of all faculties of Jaffna University have decided to a boycott classes for five days.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Activists and human rights defenders confirmed that political prisoners
at Jaw Central Prison have begun an open hunger strike since Saturday , planning to continue the strike until their demands are met.
The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, today certified the list of political prisoners
which the human rights organization Foro Penal Venezolano presented to him.
President Rodrigo Duterte has pardoned 10 political prisoners
, including a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).