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Tag: Political Prisoners

Truthdigger of the Week: Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova (Video)

Since early December, the dissident journalist and Truthdig Global Voices contributor has sat in jail as Azerbaijan’s money-drenched ruling family and its allies have tried to figure out how to silence her for good.

Posted on Jan 4, 2015 READ MORE


Pussy Riot Members Released and Ready to Fight for Human Rights

Thanks to an amnesty bill passed unanimously in the Russian parliament, two members of the anti-Putin punk band were released from penal colonies Monday where they had been held for hooliganism. Meanwhile, the Kremlin still wants the world to know Vladimir Putin’s not sorry for imprisoning the “disgraceful” musicians.

Posted on Dec 24, 2013 READ MORE

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White House Restores Diplomatic Relations With Burma

Washington is pleased with Burma. The military-backed government instituted a series of human rights reforms, including a cease-fire with ethnic rebels and the release of allegedly hundreds of political prisoners, that allows the U.S. to do business with the strategically situated Asian country with reduced criticism.

Posted on Jan 14, 2012 READ MORE

AP / Soliman Oteifi

Egypt Veep Agrees to Some Concessions

As protests in Egypt continued to rage, just-installed Vice President Omar Suleiman has come to an agreement with some opposition groups to liberalize the media, release political prisoners and undergo a transition of power “within a constitutional framework.”

Posted on Feb 6, 2011 READ MORE

Raul Castro

Report: Rights Abuse Is Easing Under Raul

An independent Cuban human rights organization says Cuba has taken fewer and freed more political prisoners under the rule of Raul Castro, compared with his brother, Fidel. But the group says human rights abuses by the government are still a problem, as is the U.S. embargo, which it says imposes unnecessary hardship on the Cuban people.

Posted on Jul 5, 2007 READ MORE

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