someone imprisoned for holding, expressing, or acting in accord with particular political beliefs
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How to use political prisoner in a sentence
On January 16, former Soviet political prisoner Natan Sharansky raised the idea in Congress.
I assume that because of their own statements, that they considered Xeros a political prisoner.
I asked when Majid Tavakoli, a student leader and political prisoner, would be free.
They say she omitted mention on her citizenship application of having served 10 years as a political prisoner in an Israeli jail.Prominent Palestinian-American Community Activist Arrested | Anna Lekas Miller | November 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its nameless narrator is a recently released political prisoner and writer living under house arrest.Egypt’s Conscience: The Genius of Sonallah Ibrahim | Frederick Deknatel | May 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yesterday evening I was briefed to defend a political prisoner before the Deputy Commissioner.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
He is the son of a political prisoner, and was born in prison.The Awakening | Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
He was an important political prisoner and there were experts to take care of the questioning later on.Evil Out of Onzar | Mark Ganes
She was a political prisoner and would not be tried by a military court.The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army | Margaret Vandercook
Both turned, and saw the political prisoner, Rive Laflamme, followed by a guard.Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete | Gilbert Parker