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The protesters on Sunday gathered in support of the "Umbrella Three", whom many are calling Hong Kong's first political prisoners.
International concern is rising for more than a dozen political prisoners in Iran who are on hunger strike. Amnesty International issued a ...

More than a dozen political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, have gone on hunger strike in protest at the cruel, inhuman and ...
Once again, we will start with the most vulnerable -- this time, child political prisoners. Only when they are free can people dream of a humane ...
Memorial said in an August 21 statement that Dmitry Borisov, who has been in pretrial detention since June 9, was a political prisoner.
Ex-political prisoner Bo Kyi founded the Assistance Association for political prisoners (AAPP), perhaps the country's best-known organization ...
Three Tamil political prisoners, including an Up-Country Tamil, have commenced a continuous hunger-strike at Anuradhapura prison on ...
A group of political prisoners have written a letter in order to gain the attention of human rights organisations with regards to the appalling ...
Protesters dressed in prison uniforms led by lawmaker Claudia Mo Man-ching, third from left in front, carry a banner reading "political prisoners ...
On July 30, the Warden of Rajaii Shahr prison along with special execution guards wearing black masks, attacked Hall 12 of Ward 4, beating ...
The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) is deeply concerned about the alarming situation of political prisoners in ward 4 in Gohardasht ...
The high profile political prisoner, Ali Moezi, 65, who has been mostly ... Mr. Moezi recalls the martyrdom of some of the political prisoners in ...
student leaders Nathan Law and Joshua Wong walk into the high court in Hong Kong, August 17, 2017. © 2017 Reuters As Alex Chow, Nathan ...
In The Daily Signal's feature series, "Underreported," we interview Francisco Marquez, an ex-political prisoner who now lives in the United ...
Johannesburg - If government is serious about free education, it should free "political prisoners", Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini said on ...

... directors Monika Borgmann and Lokman Slim. They recreated a Tadmor dormitory in an abandoned school near Beirut, complete with a hole in the roof for constant observation by the guards, and acted out their roles as political prisoners.
The besieged leftist government of Venezuela is under mounting pressure after the United States and 13 of the hemisphere's other leading nations demanded the release of political prisoners and other pro-democracy concessions. The Organization of ...
Former U.S. political prisoner Ramona Africa is the Minister of Communication for the MOVE Organization and a Philadelphia-based organizer with the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
... gone to great lengths to avoid the political prisoner issue, Captain Amarinder Singh has explicitly stated his staunch support for their freedom.
"The public demonstrations unfolding in Minsk today are a powerful expression of the democratic aspirations of the Belarusian people.
Amritsar: Sikh political prisoner Bhai Gurdeep Singh Khera (55), who is undergoing life sentence at the Central Jail Amritsar, married Bibi Gurjeet Kaur of Anandpur Sahib at a Gurdwara Sahib near Rayya on Friday.
Fourteen countries in the Organization of American States called on Venezuela to hold elections this year and to release political prisoners.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his previous position that there will be no more releases of political prisoners aside from those who are dying and elderly more than a week before the scheduled fourth round of talks with ...
RANGOON - US-based non-profit development organization FHI 360 will provide 50 fellowship opportunities in Burma for former political prisoners incarcerated between 1988 and 2010. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to work with civil ...
On 21st of March, Palestine celebrated their Mother's Day. A group of Palestinian and international activists visited the village of Kafr ad Dik in the Salfit municipality.
Hyderabad: Commemorating freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's martyrdom day, the Committee for Release of political prisoners (CRPP) will hold week-long events demanding release of political prisoners in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The week-long ...
human rights defender Sergei Mokhnatkin, who serves a sentence in the Arkhangelsk region, has been found guilty of having disorganized the work of the colony by the Kotlas City Court and given two more years of imprisonment.
YEREVAN, MARCH 21, ARMENPRESS. On the traditional holiday of Nowruz, Helsinki Commission leaders called on the Azerbaijani government to immediately release all remaining political prisoners and honor its OSCE commitments to human rights, ...
... political prisoners in Junta Jail · Muslim Brotherhood Statement on Coup Regime torture of Leaders at High-Security prison · I Am a Member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Not a terrorist · Egypt political prisoner Recounts Detainees' Daily Tragedies ...
Activist wives of Leopoldo Lopez and Daniel Ceballos join OAS leader in call for democracy.
Strasbourg, France - Parliament deplores the arrest of Pastor Evan Mawarire and political violence against human rights defenders in Zimbabwe, calls for the release of Ukrainians illegally detained in Russia and urges The Philippines to release human ...
An increasing number of political prisoners in Egypt's harsh supermax Aqrab prison (also known as Scorpion Prison) are claiming their right to start hunger strikes, in response to several violations against political detainees, especially deadly ...
... and political activists during prolonged trials. Suspected membership of rebel armies was used as a reason to arrest ethnic minorities, the report said.
Beirut, Lebanon (8:24 A.M.) - The Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a statement to ARA News called on both the Kurdish PYD-led and KDP-led administrations in Iraq and Syria to release prisoners that were arrested after clashes between Kurdish forces in ...
The Communist Party of China maintains that there are no political prisoners in the country at all. The CECC, on the other hand, defines a political prisoner as a person "detained for exercising his or her human rights under international law." The ...
The Sri Lankan government must immediately address demilitarisation, disappeared persons, land return and political prisoners as the most pressing issues for Tamils and Muslims, the UN special rapporteur on minority issues told the human rights Council ...
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives at the start of the second day of the European Council meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 29 June 2016.
The European Parliament calls for further personal restrictive measures against the persons involved in human rights violations in the Russia-occupied territories of Ukraine and demands the immediate release of Ukrainian political prisoners held by the ...
On March 14, 2017, a side meeting entitled "massacre of political prisoners in Iran from 1988 to 2017" was held at the UN regarding the Iranian massacre of ...
Parliament deplores the arrest of Pastor Evan Mawarire and political violence against human rights defenders in Zimbabwe, calls for the release of Ukrainians illegally detained in Russia and urges The Philippines to release human rights advocate ...
The Jeremy Corbyn supporter expelled by Labour for having been jailed for breaking United Nations sanctions against Iraq said that he was "a political prisoner". Riad El-Taher, 77, was elected to the executive of the newly formed Hove Constituency ...
He called for the alleged political prisoners' release and parroted mainstream media's condemnations of Venezuela and the supposed lack of fundamental rights for all in the country.
A new biography tells the remarkable story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia and the first woman ever elected to lead an African nation.
Hours after a Cairo court freed ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced a presidential pardon to release more than 200 political prisoners - out of more than 40,000 in jail since 2011. Families and friends ...
Last week, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir released 193 Darfuri rebel fighters from prison, some of whom had been there for nine years.
You really got to give Ed Forchion credit: He never gives up. But today, he's locked up. And today he sounds sad, frustrated and incredulous at what seems to me to be a targeted attack, and a manipulation of the law.
The family of Irish man Ibrahim Halawa say 203 political prisoners were released in Egypt on Monday - however he was not one of them.
Hours after a Cairo court freed ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced a presidential pardon to release more than 200 political prisoners - out of more than 40,000 in jail since 2011. Families and friends ...


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