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West Bengal passes bill denying political prisoner status to terror-linked

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 09:59

Amid opposition protests, the West Bengal Assembly amended the Correctional Services Act.

Myanmar to free all political prisoners by year end: President

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 08:43

Myanmar President Thein Sein said that all political prisoners would be freed by the end of the year and that a ceasefire with ethnic groups was possible within weeks.

All Myanmar political prisoners will be released: President

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 23:32

Myanmar President Thein Sein during his first official visit to UK on Monday said that all political prisoners in the country will be released by the year end.

Tibetan political prisoner released after 17 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 15:54

China has released noted Tibetan political prisoner Jigme Gyatso after 17 years in prison on charges of endangering national security and separatism, an overseas Tibetan spokesman and US-backed broadcaster said Tuesday.

WB govt urged to amend law giving prisoner status to Maoists

Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 20:45

The Centre has asked West Bengal government to immediately amend a law that grants political prisoners status to Maoists in the state.

7 Maoist leaders granted political prisoner status

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 08, 2012, 23:15

The Calcutta High Court granted political prisoner status to seven Maoist leaders and those running front organisations for them in West Bengal.

Myanmar political prisoner amnesty soon: Officials

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 22:34

The release of over 2,000 political detainees has long been a top demand of West which imposed sanctions on Myanmar.

Political prisoner freed in Cuba: Catholic Church

Last Updated: Sunday, February 27, 2011, 09:46

A group of 75 was imprisoned in a 2003 crackdown by Cuba`s communist regime.

Cuba releases another political prisoner

Last Updated: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 09:16

The 2 were among 75 dissidents imprisoned in a 2003 crackdown on opposition.

Mom of dead Cuban hunger striker allowed to march

Last Updated: Monday, August 23, 2010, 08:59

Orlando had died on February 23 after a lengthy hunger strike behind bars.