political detainee


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Noun1.political detainee - some held in custody
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
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In a recent motion for reconsideration, the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers asked the court hearing the case of Eddie Cruz, a poor Dumagat farmer and political detainee, to overturn its order which disallowed him from paying his last respects to his father.
Ye Aung, a former political detainee, initially said 13 political prisoners would be freed but later said that was incorrect.
Yangon: Myanmar began releasing hundreds of prisoners -- including a political detainee and former military intelligence figures -- on "humanitarian" grounds, officials said Tuesday, in the latest large-scale amnesty in the once pariah nation.
Acosta was a political detainee at Calbayog provincial jail from 2011-2013 until his release due to petitions by PEN and several organizations.
RAMALLAH, February 13, 2012 (WAFA) -- Fatah Central Committee member Azzam al-Ahmad Monday said that Hamas had not yet released any political detainee held in its Gaza Strip jails.
Nyan Win explained at a working dinner for ASEAN foreign ministers that under Myanmar law, a political detainee can be held for up to six years, Yeo told reporters after hosting the dinner.
But until now, only one political prisoner has walked free; a bad fate also met Bernabe Ocasla, a political detainee in Manila City Jail who died waiting for his freedom.
RAMALLAH, February 13, 2012 (WAFA) ' Fatah Central Committee member Azzam al-Ahmad Monday said that Hamas had not yet released any political detainee held in its Gaza Strip jails.
In statements to the press from his cell in the notorious Torah Prison, Nabil el-Maghrabi, the oldest political detainee in Egypt, affirmed that he is serving a 53-year cumulative sentence which was supposed to end in 2030 from three , which he says, were fabricated.
He said his client is a political detainee to be released under Article 8 of the signed ceasefire agreement that states that all political detainees should be released after it was signed.
The Cairo Declaration, which contained names of Pagan Amum, a former political detainee and South Sudan's defence minister, Kuol Manyang, was expected to speed up implementation of the 2015 Arusha accord, signed nearly three years ago
The Cairo Declaration, which contains names of Pagan Amum, a former political detainee and South Sudan's defence minister, Kuol Manyang, is expected to speed up implementation of the 2015 Arusha accord, signed nearly three years ago.