prisoner of conscience

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prisoner of conscience

Someone imprisoned for their political or religious beliefs or other ideologies or actions associated therewith. Arrested for using social media to condemn the actions of the dictator, they are now prisoners of conscience.
See also: conscience, of, prisoner

prisoner of conscience

a person detained or imprisoned because of their religious or political beliefs.
This phrase is particularly associated with the campaigns of Amnesty International, a human-rights organization.
See also: conscience, of, prisoner
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Adhoc spokesman Soeung Sen Karuna told The Post on Thursday that he wanted to see the pardon and sentence reduction process carried out in a transparent and unbiased manner for all inmates throughout the country, especially for prisoners of conscience in political and land issues and human rights cases.
He said that the Hurriyat Conference (M) has also decided to organise 'Prisoners of Conscience Day', where the families of the prisoners will be invited.
A brief glimpse into the life of some of our prisoners of conscience, a reality check of the republic, as leadership launches the 'FreeKashmirPrisoners campaign', the Mirwaiz wrote.
The rights group Prisoners of Conscience, which is an independent non-governmental organization seeking to promote human rights in Saudi Arabia, announced in a post on its official Twitter page that Dr.
"We join the international community in condemning the continued arbitrary detention of these three individuals without charges or fair trials and in calling for their immediate release and for the release of all prisoners of conscience unjustly detained in Iran," she said.
The APHC Chairman said that all Kashmiri detainees were the prisoners of conscience and hailed their sacrifices.
"We are deeply troubled that a Vietnamese court upheld the conviction of peaceful activist Tran Thi Nga," said Thrower, adding that other prisoners of conscience should be released.
Wednesday's briefing was supposed to focus on 165 known prisoners of conscience currently behind bars in Vietnam amid the one-party regime's crackdown on dissent, said Coughlan.
By: MENA LONDON - 24 August 2017: More than a dozen political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, have gone on hunger strike in protest at the cruel, inhuman and degrading conditions they have been forced to endure at a maximum-security prison in Karaj, Alborz province, Amnesty International said on Thursday.
Amnesty International also called for urgent action in November 2015, calling on Egyptian authorities to release the two prisoners of conscience, along with activist Loay El-Kahwagy.
"It's refreshing to see this new government act so quickly and decisively to free prisoners of conscience. It marks a very positive step and a clear sign of good faith," said APHR Chairperson and Malaysian MP Charles Santiago.
Despite regional upheaval, Ensour asserted, Jordan continues to build a modern and democratic state, noting that there are no prisoners of conscience in the Kingdom.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) also issued an appeal calling on Iran to free all prisoners of conscience detained for peaceful activism or beliefs.
But the lawyer insisted she'll never let the added attention that comes with her marriage get in the way of her work as she seeks justice for prisoners of conscience and those who are wrongly accused of crimes.