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

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

All Myanmar political prisoners will be released: President

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

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

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

Myanmar political prisoner amnesty soon: Officials

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

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

Cuba releases another political prisoner

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

Mom of dead Cuban hunger striker allowed to march

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