Political imprisonment

Relatives of jailed opposition leaders hold posters asking for the liberation of their loved ones outside the Ramo Verde military prison in Los Teques, outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, April 28, 2017. Venezuela's opposition called for a march to the prison where Venezuela's main opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is serving a nearly 14-year sentence for his role leading anti-government demonstrations in 2014. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
April 28, 2017 - 9:57 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday of its intention to leave the regional body amid sometimes violent protests at home and international calls for its embattled government to hold delayed elections and release prisoners. Venezuelan...
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Relatives of jailed opposition leaders hold posters asking for the liberation of their loved ones outside the Ramo Verde military prison in Los Teques, outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, April 28, 2017. Venezuela's opposition called for a march to the prison where Venezuela's main opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is serving a nearly 14-year sentence for his role leading anti-government demonstrations in 2014. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
April 28, 2017 - 9:01 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday of its intention to leave the regional body amid sometimes violent protests at home and international calls for its embattled government to hold delayed elections and release prisoners. Venezuelan...
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Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro stand amidst tear gas during clashes with security forces in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets again Thursday, one day after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
April 21, 2017 - 7:22 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is criticizing the turmoil in Venezuela, where three weeks of anti-government protests have produced at least 20 deaths and dozens of arrests. In a message...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo shows a sign outside Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. A new lawsuit accuses Yahoo of turning its back on Chinese dissidents that it promised to help after the company fingered other activists at the request of China's government. The allegations are outlined in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in a Washington, D.C., federal court by a group of dissidents who contend Yahoo mismanaged a $17 million fund set up to provide them with financial aid. Yahoo created the fund a decade ago after being skewered in the U.S. Congress for its conduct in China. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 12, 2017 - 12:09 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit accused Yahoo of breaking a financial promise it made to Chinese dissidents almost a decade ago as penance for helping the Chinese government find and jail other activists. The complaint, filed Tuesday in a Washington, D.C., federal court by a group of Chinese...
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Bridget Kelly leaves federal court after sentencing in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Kelly, 44, was sentenced to 18 months after she and Bill Baroni were convicted for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Baroni, 45, was sentenced to two years. Both must also serve 500 hours of community service. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 29, 2017 - 7:39 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for creating a colossal traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for political revenge, a scandal that sank Christie's White House campaign and was attributed by the judge to a venomous...
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Bill Baroni arrives for sentencing at federal court in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Baroni and Bridget Kelly, former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 29, 2017 - 4:53 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison Wednesday for creating a colossal traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for political revenge, a scandal that sank Christie's White House campaign and was attributed by the judge to a venomous climate inside...
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Bill Baroni arrives for sentencing at federal court in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Baroni and Bridget Kelly, former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 29, 2017 - 3:29 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison Wednesday for their role in a political revenge plot involving traffic jams at the country's busiest bridge, a scandal that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations. Bill Baroni, Christie's appointee to the...
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Bill Baroni arrives for sentencing at federal court in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Baroni and Bridget Kelly, former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 29, 2017 - 12:25 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former aide to Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for his role in a political revenge plot involving traffic jams at the country's busiest bridge, a scandal that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations. Bill Baroni, 45, was the first of...
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March 03, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Basic freedoms of expression and association are on the decline around the world, the United States said Friday in a report that warned of worsening conditions for opposition groups and human rights activists. In a departure from past practice, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...
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