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The Bahraini government intends to transfer 100 political prisoners, including 20 women, to Saudi prisons at the request of the kingdom's intelligence ministry," an informed source in the Bahrain's foreign ministry, who asked to remain unnamed for the sensitive nature of his information, told FNA.
Ironically, the "criminal" demonstration and march was to Israel's Ofer prison, which holds Palestinian political prisoners.
We have talked about release of political prisoners not of criminals.
After the political prisoners ended their hunger strike during the departure of Pope Francis on Monday morning, Cristina Palabay, Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan, a rights group, told Gulf News, "We hope that political prisoners are released.
Terming the political prisoners as professional criminals and punishing them is clear violation of the international laws," he added.
He added that criminals behind violence on the streets and attacks on security forces could not be considered political prisoners.
Families of political prisoners protested the attack and have since gathered outside Evin prison to demand answers.
opposes apartheid and calls for release of political prisoners, along with the Palestinian
Last week, 16 political prisoners were released from the Evin prison in northern Tehran, including a human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.
BRUSSELS, Sept 19 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Catherine Ashton Thursday "warmly welcomed" the release of a group of Iranian political prisoners, including the prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.
Yangon, Shawwal 24, 1434, Aug 31, 2013, SPA -- Myanmar's reform-minded government may fall short of fulfilling its commitment to free all political prisoners by the end of this year, a member of the committee reviewing prisoners' status said Saturday, dpa reported.
BURMA'S president has pardoned at least 70 more political prisoners, just days after promising to free all who remain jailed by the end of the year.