Political imprisonment

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez holds a Venezuelan national flag as he greets supporters outside his home in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 8, 2017. Lopez was released from prison and placed under house arrest Saturday after more than three years in military lockup. Climbing atop a wall, Lopez briefly greeted a few dozen supporters gathered outside home. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
July 08, 2017 - 6:24 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was released from prison and placed under house arrest Saturday after more than three years in a military lockup, a shock reversal by the government that fueled hopes for a broader amnesty for dozens of jailed activists in a country sliding...
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Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez kisses a Venezuelan national flag as he greets supporters outside his home in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 8, 2017. Lopez was released from prison and placed under house arrest Saturday after more than three years in military lockup. Climbing atop a wall, Lopez briefly greeted a few dozen supporters gathered outside home. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
July 08, 2017 - 6:12 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the transfer of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez from a military prison to house arrest (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Venezuela's president says he supports the transfer of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez from a military prison to house...
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Supporters of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez celebrate outside his home in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 8, 2017. Lopez has been transferred to house arrest. The court says in a statement early Saturday that Lopez was granted the "humanitarian measure" for health reasons. The 46-year-old Lopez has been behind bars at a military prison for more than three years. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
July 08, 2017 - 11:41 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was released from prison and placed under house arrest Saturday after more than three years in military lockup, a shock reversal that fueled hopes for a broader amnesty for dozens of jailed activists as the country slides ever deeper into...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez speaks during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela's Supreme Court says Lopez has been transferred to house arrest. The court says in a statement early Saturday, July 8, 2017, that Lopez was granted the "humanitarian measure" for health reasons. The 46-year-old Lopez has been behind bars at a military prison for more than three years. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
July 08, 2017 - 8:41 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was transferred to house arrest after spending more than three years behind bars in a military prison, Venezuela's Supreme Court said Saturday. A court statement said Lopez was granted the "humanitarian measure" for health reasons...
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In this image taken from Jan 6, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo looks at documents in his home in Beijing, China. According to a statement Friday, July 7, 2017, on the website of the First Hospital of China Medical University, the Chinese medical team charged with treating imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has stopped using cancer-fighting drugs so as not to overwhelm his severely weakened liver, raising concerns that China's most prominent political prisoner is critically ill. (AP Video via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 8:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — American and German specialists saw imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on Saturday and confirmed that he is in the final stages of terminal liver cancer, the hospital treating him said. China allowed the two doctors to travel to the northeastern city of Shenyang...
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In this image taken from Jan 6, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo looks at documents in his home in Beijing, China. According to a statement Friday, July 7, 2017, on the website of the First Hospital of China Medical University, the Chinese medical team charged with treating imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has stopped using cancer-fighting drugs so as not to overwhelm his severely weakened liver, raising concerns that China's most prominent political prisoner is critically ill. (AP Video via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 8:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — American and German specialists saw imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on Saturday and confirmed that he is in the final stages of terminal liver cancer, the hospital treating him said. China allowed the two doctors to travel to the northeastern city of Shenyang...
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In this image taken from Jan 6, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo looks at documents in his home in Beijing, China. According to a statement Friday, July 7, 2017, on the website of the First Hospital of China Medical University, the Chinese medical team charged with treating imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has stopped using cancer-fighting drugs so as not to overwhelm his severely weakened liver, raising concerns that China's most prominent political prisoner is critically ill. (AP Video via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 7:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — The hospital treating imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo says American and German specialists have seen Liu and confirmed that he is in the final stages of terminal liver cancer. China allowed the two doctors to travel to the northeastern city of Shenyang to see...
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In this Thursday, June 29, 2017, photo, a video clip shows China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo lying on a bed receiving medical treatment at a hospital on a computer screen in Beijing. China says it has invited U.S. and German liver cancer experts to join a medical team treating imprisoned Liu. The judicial bureau for the northeastern city of Shenyang said Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in an online statement that Liu's family members made a request for foreign experts and Liu's medical team agreed. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 05, 2017 - 5:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has agreed to allow liver cancer experts from the U.S., Germany and other countries to join a medical team treating imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, amid international criticism of Beijing's handling of his case and calls for him to be allowed to be treated...
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In this Thursday, June 29, 2017, photo, a video clip shows China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo lying on a bed receiving medical treatment at a hospital on a computer screen in Beijing. China says it has invited U.S. and German liver cancer experts to join a medical team treating imprisoned Liu. The judicial bureau for the northeastern city of Shenyang said Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in an online statement that Liu's family members made a request for foreign experts and Liu's medical team agreed. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 05, 2017 - 3:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has agreed to allow liver cancer experts from the U.S., Germany and other countries to join a medical team treating imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo following international criticism of Beijing's handling of his case. The judicial bureau in a northeastern city...
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July 04, 2017 - 11:36 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China says it has invited U.S. and German liver cancer experts to join a medical team treating imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo. The judicial bureau for the northeastern city of Shenyang said Wednesday in an online statement that Liu's family members made a request...
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