Political Prisoners


A political prisoner is ‘someone who is in prison because they have opposed or criticized the government of their own country’. Basiclaly a person who  is behind bars to her/his dissenting ideologies. A political prisoner as someone who is imprisoned for his or her participation in political activity. If a political offense was not the official reason for detention, the term would imply that the detention was motivated by the prisoner’s politics. These priosoners are victim of unfair trail and delayed or no justice at all.

Right to Dissent

Right to dissent

A Political Prisoner will be -

*a person accused or convicted of an ordinary crime carried out for political motives, such as murder or robbery carried out to support the objectives of an opposition group;

*a person accused or convicted of an ordinary crime committed in a political context, such as at a demonstration by a trade union or a peasants’ organization;

*a member or suspected member of an armed opposition group who has been charged with treason or “subversion”.

Political prisoners are also arrested and tried with a veneer of legality where false criminal charges, manufactured evidence, and unfair trials (kangaroo courts, show trials) are used to disguise the fact that an individual is a political prisoner. This is common in situations which may otherwise be decried nationally and internationally as a human rights violation or suppression of a political dissident. A political prisoner can also be someone that has been denied bail unfairly, denied parole when it would reasonably have been given to a prisoner charged with a comparable crime, or special powers may be invoked by the judiciary. Particularly in this latter situation, whether an individual is regarded as a political prisoner may depend upon subjective political perspective or interpretation of the evidence.

Kracktivism dedicates the  page to campaign for release of political prisoners nationally and internationally.

So Kracktivists, buckle up !

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