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#Political prisoners

# political-prisoners - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

'What did you say about political prisoners?' Castro fields questions at Obama press conference

A joint-appearance by the leaders of both states didn’t always go smoothly.

# political-prisoners - Friday 8 January, 2016

Sinn Féin welcomes involvement of former IRA prisoners in election campaign

Gerry Adams and director of elections Matt Carthy have faced questions about the involvement of former political prisoners in the election campaign.

# political-prisoners - Friday 9 January, 2015

Moving on: US welcomes release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba

it’s part of the moves to normalise ties between the two countries.

# political-prisoners - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Artist transforms Alcatraz into tribute to political prisoners

Chinese artist Weiwei has installed a number of exhibitions into the prison.

# political-prisoners - Saturday 22 December, 2012

PICS: Tribute to slain Alan Ryan in O'Connell Street protest

The face of the murdered dissident republican appears on banner in Dublin today during protest about prisoners’ rights.

# political-prisoners - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Write for Rights: The story of Narges Mohammadi

Imprisoned Iranian human rights worker is one of 12 the cases that Amnesty International wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.

# political-prisoners - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Over 500 prisoners released in Burma's latest amnesty

The latest amnesty comes as the country’s president, Thein Sein, is set to travel to New York to address the United Nations.

# political-prisoners - Friday 6 July, 2012

Argentina jails former dictators over stolen baby scandal

Infants were illegally taken from their political prisoners parents 30 years ago.

# political-prisoners - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Praise for Burma's release of political prisoners

Some 651 political activists, bloggers, a former prime minister and heads of ethnic minority groups were released yesterday under a presidential pardon allowing them to take part in “nation-building.”

# political-prisoners - Monday 2 January, 2012

Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria

The Arab League said 3,500 prisoners had been freed – but killings of protesters continue in a bloody crackdown.