political dissident


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Noun1.political dissident - a dissenter from political orthodoxy
dissenter, dissident, objector, protester, contestant - a person who dissents from some established policy
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The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought consists of a certificate and 50,000 euro (USD 59,000), and it was named in honor of the Soviet physicist and political dissident Andrei Sakharov.
May 5, 2017 (JUBA)- The ministry of foreign affairs in South Sudan has elevated Gordon Buay; a former political dissident turned a diehard supporter of President Salva Kiir, to a deputy head of its diplomatic mission in the United States.
They include Haider from Lebanon, Libyan Ehab, Cameroonian political dissident Pride and Omar from Sudan, all living together in a house rented by the Home Office.
They include Haider from Lebanon, Libyan Ehab, Cameroonian political dissident Pride and Omar from Sudan, all living together in a house rented by the Home Office, and all in limbo, unable to work or study while they wait to hear if their request for asylum has been granted.
This work collects dialogues conducted over a period of about a decade between educational scholar Orelus, who produced the book, and the more famous linguist and political dissident, Noam Chomsky.
Instead, she was forced into an arranged marriage with a man who lived a dangerous life in Tehran as a political dissident.
He was sentenced to five years in prison -- a punishment that turned Navalny, 37, who recently declared his candidacy for mayor of Moscow, from an opposition activist to a political dissident and prisoner.
But independent sources say he intervened to save lives, and gave his identity card to a political dissident to enable him to escape across the border.
Using Rebiya Kadeer's life story as foundation, this tells of her experiences as a refugee child, self-made multimillionaire, and later as a political dissident protesting human rights violations in her country.
Wilman Villar, a Cuban political dissident who began a hunger strike in late November, died Jan.
Political dissident Nawal El Saadawi wants to be elected president of Egypt this fall.
Vasquez Montalban started as a political dissident against Franco's regime, spending three years in prison before becoming a political journalist, poet and writer, reported The Associated Press.

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