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Stories with subject: Political imprisonment
  • Bahrain court more than doubles opposition leader's sentence story has photos
    Updated: May-30-16 9:38 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A Bahraini appeals court on Monday more than doubled the prison term for the country's top Shiite opposition figure in a ruling that his political bloc blasted as "unacceptable and provocative."

  • Correction: Argentina-Operation Condor story story has photos
    Updated: May-28-16 5:02 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - In a story May 27 about an Argentina court ruling on human rights crimes related to the Operation Condor conspiracy in South America, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Ronni Moffitt was an aide to former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier. She was the aide's wife.

  • Democracy helps fulfill long-dead Myanmar teen's last wish story has photos
    Updated: May-26-16 4:40 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Dying from soldiers' bullets, the young protester told her father not to lay her soul to rest until democracy reigned in her homeland. It has taken 28 years, but it is done.

  • Maldives' ex-leader says he's received asylum in Britain 
    Updated: May-23-16 3:25 pm

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The former president of the Maldives said Monday that he's been granted political asylum in Britain where he had traveled for medical treatment on leave from serving a prison sentence in his country.

  • Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly before Obama visit story has photos
    Updated: May-22-16 11:05 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - Just hours before President Barack Obama's first visit to Vietnam, the country voted Sunday in once-every-five-year elections for a rubber-stamp parliament whose membership has already been largely determined by the Communist Party.

  • Vietnam frees jailed dissident priest ahead of Obama's visit story has photos
    Updated: May-21-16 10:59 am

    BANGKOK - Vietnam granted early release from prison to a Catholic priest who is one of its most prominent dissidents, a move widely seen as a goodwill gesture before President Barack Obama arrives on an official visit late Sunday night.

  • Uganda: Opposition leader remanded to maximum security jail 
    Updated: May-18-16 8:34 am

    KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's opposition leader was remanded Wednesday to a maximum security prison in the capital after being charged with treason for organizing protests against the re-election of long-time President Yoweri Museveni.

  • Sister: Chinese activist may be seriously ill and needs care 
    Updated: May-06-16 8:23 am

    BEIJING - The sister of a prominent imprisoned Chinese political activist said Friday she fears her brother is seriously ill and is urging the authorities to allow him access to better medical treatment, in what an international rights group said is the latest example of China routinely denying political prisoners adequate care.