Tag: Political imprisonment

Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown

BANGKOK — Activist Nyo Tun spent 10 years as a political prisoner locked away by Myanmar's military in the notorious Insein prison, where he...
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — One of Ethiopia's most prominent opposition politicians has been sentenced to six months in prison for contempt of court along...
The Latest: Rancher Cliven Bundy walks out a free man

LAS VEGAS — The Latest on the federal criminal case against a Nevada rancher accused of leading 2014 armed standoff against U.S. land management...
Cliven Bundy emerges free, defiant after Nevada case tossed

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up his cattle in 2014 walked...
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KUWAIT CITY — Thirteen imprisoned activists in Kuwait have announced they started a hunger strike to protest what they say are the country's "paradoxical"...
Ethiopia to release imprisoned politicians, close camp

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia's government says comments by the prime minister on Wednesday that appeared to refer to the planned release of political...
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KUWAIT CITY — A group of Kuwaitis imprisoned for taking part in anti-government protests have announced the formation of a new political bloc in...
Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels swap prisoners

HORLIVKA, Ukraine — Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed separatist rebels on Wednesday conducted the biggest exchange of prisoners since the start of an armed conflict...
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BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia has extradited a Kurdish political activist who sought asylum in Serbia after fleeing Turkey where he was sentenced to 15...
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MOSCOW — Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels have agreed on a major prisoner exchange. ...

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