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Stories with subject: Political imprisonment
  • EU praises release of political prisoners in Belarus story has photos
    Updated: Aug-23-15 8:40 am

    MINSK, Belarus - The European Union praised Belarus' release of political prisoners as "important progress" in its efforts to improve relations with the West, while the most prominent of those freed described it as a cynical attempt by the authoritarian government to gain access to badly needed Western credits.

  • Venezuela frees 2nd prominent opponent in just over 24 hours story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 6:50 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - A former Venezuelan defense minister turned staunch government critic was freed from prison early Thursday, making him the second prominent opposition leader to be let go in a little more than 24 hours.