About: political prisoners

Freedom of thought 18-01-2018

Ethiopia frees prominent opposition leader

Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail yesterday (17 January) after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner amnesty, state media reported.
Med & South 20-01-2016

Will the European Parliament defend Kosovo’s democracy?

Kosovo has illegally arrested one third of the parliamentary opposition. On Thursday (21 January) the European Parliament will discuss a draft resolution on Kosovo, which does not even mention the arrests, writes Andrea Lorenzo Capussela. 
Europe's East 09-10-2015

EU mulls suspension of Belarus sanctions

The EU is ready to suspend sanctions against Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, in a shift following the release of the country's last political prisoners, European sources told AFP today (9 October).
Europe's East 14-04-2011

Belarus blast augurs hard times for opposition

Opposition leader Alexander Milinkevich warned that there were all signs visible that President Alexander Lukashenko, known as 'Europe's last dictator', would use a blast on the Minsk metro to "tighten the screws" on opposition parties.

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