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In a just and humane world, organizations like Karapatan, Kapatid (Families and Friends of Political Prisoners) or Task Force Detainees of the Philippines are unnecessary.
'So these Kashmiri political prisoners are facing many hardships like indecent approach of authorities, long and unending judicial process and unfavorable climatic conditions at a time,' he deplored.
He stressed immediate release of all political prisoners lodged in various jails within and outside the state.
Last Tuesday, the Palestinian political prisoners joined the administrative hunger strike for one day as well.
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.
"The number of political prisoners is falling, but it will not reach zero because the authorities are detaining more and more activists," said Bo Kyi, a member of the government-appointed committee.
Hundreds of prisoners, mostly jailed for criminal offenses, were released from dozens of prisons across the country on Tuesday but so far only 22 of them have been confirmed as being political prisoners, the Network Assisting Political Prisoners said Wednesday.
Veteran Hamas leader Nael Barghouthi became the world record-holder for the longest-held political prisoner Friday, beating out the previous record holder Said al-Ataba who was released after 31 years and 26 days in Israeli custody, Abd An-Nasser Farawna, a Palestinian specialist in prisoners affairs.
"Some people would say, "Why do a movie with a gay man and political prisoner in a cell?" she says.
De Lima became the first prominent political prisoner in the country after she earned Mr.
The issue of political prisoners has been making headlines recently as the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) negotiate for a peace agreement.
Nona Andaya-Castillo, wife of political prisoner Ferdinand Castillo, has filed a complaint before the Commission on Human Rights after she was subject for strip search on March 30.