Political prisoner

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A political prisoner is a person imprisoned for political activities, or because they oppose or criticize the government in their country.[1]

PACE definition[change | change source]

In October 2012, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) passed a resolution to define "political prisoner". A person in prison is a "political prisoner:[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Explainer: What Defines A Political Prisoner?". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty.
  2. "PACE - Resolution 1900 (2012) - The definition of political prisoner". assembly.coe.int.