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dissidents

A term applied to those individuals, particularly in eastern Europe and the USSR, refusing to conform with the politics and beliefs of the society in which they live. Often persecuted, imprisoned, exiled or executed.
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Texas Pacific Land Trust commented on what the recent actions of the dissident group reveal about the group's apparent intentions for the Trust: "On June 24, 2019, the Trustees of TPL announced the formation of a Conversion Exploration Committee to evaluate the conversion of TPL into a C-corporation - one of the dissidents' core campaign demands (and something Trustee nominee General Don Cook has promised throughout his campaign to thoroughly explore).
Pro-IRA slogans that had been painted over in the days after the shooting were restored, saying the dissidents "aren't done" and are an "undefeated army".
Analysts believe that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death was part of a broader operation to crack down on dissidents, which should shed any remaining illusions about the kingdom.
However, PTI central vice president Chaudhry Muhammad Ashfaq managed to convince the dissidents after which their candidate withdrew his nomination on Monday.
Taiwan currently has no specific laws regarding refugees and asylum seekers, which both dissidents said they understand during a recent interview.
TIMERGARA -- Jamaat-i-Islami Lower Dir on Thursday announced it had overcome internal rifts among the party workers in different constituencies and the dissidents had agreed to withdraw their nomination papers.
The sources said that despite several complaints to PTI chairman Imran Khan, the grievances of the dissidents MNAs, and MPA of PTI could not be addressed, forcing them to agitate.
Vatican officials did not comment in detail on the Sunday incidents involving dissidents, other than saying that some dissidents had been invited to papal events but no private meetings were planned.
The discussion resulted in a 10-page cover story, "Dissidents, and Dissent, in the Boardroom" [Fourth Quarter 20041.
The Myanmar government's policy on dissidents in exile has left many with no choice but to take out citizenship of another country, even if they want to be reinstated as Myanmar citizens.
He noted that dissidents are usually arrested for several hours or several days by the government of Raul Castro, who took over in 2006 from his ailing brother Fidel.