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State Department officials have held talks with senior officials of the Burmese government, representatives of Burma's leading opposition parties, and major ethnic groups in an effort to move towards a shared understanding of the scope of the political prisoner situation in Burma.
freedom of Barghouthi and all Palestinian political prisoners.
Still, the end of the official dictatorship was "a beautiful time when so many political prisoners returned," says Federico Gomensoro, president of AFCASMU, one of the largest private-sector health care unions in the country.
Too easily forgotten in this are the political prisoners, those arrested in that earlier period, who remain in prison 20 and 30 years later.
The issue of political prisoners is the most fundamental in all national liberation struggles.
Nevertheless, it is a matter of 15 categories of political prisoners back from 1943 and there are around 20,000 of them.
23) It is not known what definition the OFPP used in determining who qualifies as a political prisoner.
At least 22 political prisoners were released from various prisons in Myanmar on Tuesday following President Thein Sein's clemency announcement, activists said Wednesday.
In Sri Lanka, the fate of Tamil political prisoners is hanging in the balance.
ISLAMABAD -- The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) expressed concern over the plight of its illegally detained Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, and other Kashmiri political prisoners has urged the world to raise voice in favour of Kashmir and Kashmiris.
tour of Sahar Francis, General Director of the Ramallah, Palestine-based Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, a Palestinian NGO providing legal and advocacy support to Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli and Palestinian prisons.
The report titled "The Parallel Gulag: North Korea's 'An-jeon-bu' Prison Camps" shines a spotlight on the "reeducation" prison camps that are for people who have broken the law in North Korea, but aren't political prisoners.