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political prisoner

n.
A person who has been imprisoned, detained, or otherwise isolated for involvement in political activity.

political prisoner

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) someone imprisoned for holding, expressing, or acting in accord with particular political beliefs

polit′ical pris′oner


n.
a person who is imprisoned because of political beliefs or offenses.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.political prisoner - someone who is imprisoned because of their political viewspolitical prisoner - someone who is imprisoned because of their political views
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
Translations
سجين سياسي
politický vězeň
politikai fogoly
pólitískur fangi
politický väzeň
siyasi tutuklu

politics

(ˈpolitiks) noun singular or plural
the science or business of, or ideas about, or affairs concerning, government.
poˈlitical adjective
of, or concerning, politics. for political reasons; political studies.
poˈlitically adverb
poˌlitically corˈrect adjective
(also PC) (of language or behaviour) that does not offend particular groups of people. It is politically correct to use `he or she', and not just `he', when you mean a man or a woman.
ˌpoliˈtician (-ˈtiʃən) noun
a person whose job is politics; a member of parliament.
political asylum
protection given by a government to a foreigner who has left his own country for political reasons.
political prisoner
a person who has been imprisoned for political reasons and not for any crime.
political ˈscience noun
a field of study dealing with politics, government and other political institutions.
References in classic literature ?
He told how his vessel had been run down by a steamer; how he had been boarded by Malay pirates; how his ship had caught fire; how he helped a political prisoner escape from a South African republic; how he had been wrecked one fall on the Magdalens and stranded there for the winter; how a tiger had broken loose on board ship; how his crew had mutinied and marooned him on a barren island--these and many other tales, tragic or humorous or grotesque, did Captain Jim relate.
She only knew that there had been an attack upon the prisons, that all political prisoners had been in danger, and that some had been dragged out by the crowd and murdered.
There were some Polish exiles, political prisoners, among them.
Hearing a great noise of footsteps in the hall and aware that political prisoners were brought over sometimes at night from the fortress, he opened the door of the room in which he was working, suddenly.
By political prisoner, one means a prisoner of conscience, one taken in detention for his/her belief that contradicts the status quo.
It is the right of every political prisoner, including National Front chairman Nayeem Khan lodged in Delhi;s Tihar jail to be transferred to nearer jails so that their nears and dears can meet them easily.
"Armenia's political party leader and political prisoner Mher Yeghiazaryan died in prison on January 26, after a 52-day hunger strike in Armenia," reads the letter.
About the BNP's demand of releasing the political prisoners, Tofail said there is no political prisoner in the country.
In the international practice, political prisoner is a person imprisoned for their political (opposition) beliefs or actions, she said.
How New Delhi is treating Kashmiri prisoners was proved when a Kashmiri political prisoner, Ghulam Hassan Malik alias Noor Khan, was denied medical aid on time despite the fact that he was suffering from many ailments in Kotbalwal Jail and finally he passed away the other day.
In particular, because some of the political prisoner's leaders also joined the hunger strike.
Summary: Syrian intelligence agents abducted Akram al-Bunni, a prominent leftist writer and former political prisoner, as he left a wedding reception at a central Damascus hotel Saturday, opposition activists said.