Political imprisonment

FILE - In this Friday, April 1, 2016 file photo, a Turkish journalist shows his press card as he covers his mouth with a black ribbon before the trial of Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and Erdem Gul, the paper's Ankara representative, outside the courthouse in Istanbul. Many feel the full force of the Turkish government's wrath against press critical of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, particularly after July 2016's failed coup attempt and ensuing crackdown. About 160 journalists are currently in jail, mostly on terrorism-related charges, while more than 150 media outlets, from broadcasters to newspapers and magazines, have been shut down, leaving thousands unemployed. (AP Photo/Omer Kuscu, File)
July 12, 2017 - 6:59 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A satirical cover for a political news magazine was all it took to see its editor eventually sentenced to more than two decades in prison. Cevheri Guven, editor in chief of Turkey's Nokta magazine, fled while out on bail late last year, smuggling his family out of a country he...
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A protester displays a portrait of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and his detained wife Liu Xia during a demonstration outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Chinese doctors were working to treat critically ill Liu, as the government hardened its position against growing pleas to allow China's best-known political prisoner to leave for treatment overseas. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 12, 2017 - 6:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Liu Xiaobo, is in life-threatening condition with multiple organ failure and his family has opted against inserting a breathing tube needed to keep him alive, the hospital treating him said Wednesday. Liu, who has advanced liver cancer,...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 1, 2016 file photo, a Turkish journalist shows his press card as he covers his mouth with a black ribbon before the trial of Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and Erdem Gul, the paper's Ankara representative, outside the courthouse in Istanbul. Many feel the full force of the Turkish government's wrath against press critical of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, particularly after July 2016's failed coup attempt and ensuing crackdown. About 160 journalists are currently in jail, mostly on terrorism-related charges, while more than 150 media outlets, from broadcasters to newspapers and magazines, have been shut down, leaving thousands unemployed. (AP Photo/Omer Kuscu, File)
July 12, 2017 - 6:05 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A satirical cover for a political news magazine was all it took to see its editor eventually sentenced to more than two decades in prison. Cevheri Guven, editor in chief of Turkey's Nokta magazine, fled while out on bail late last year, smuggling his family out of a country he...
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Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, talks during a rally following his 425-kilometer (265-mile) 'March for Justice' in Istanbul, Sunday, July 9, 2017. Kilicdaroglu along with thousands of supporters walked from the capital Ankara to an Istanbul prison, began to denounce the imprisonment of a party lawmaker but has grown into a wider protest of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's policies and the large-scale government crackdown on opponents in the wake of July 2016's failed coup attempt. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
July 10, 2017 - 6:46 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The leader of Turkey's main opposition party has visited a party lawmaker whose imprisonment inspired a 25-day protest march. Enis Berberoglu was sentenced to 25 years in prison last month for allegedly leaking footage to an opposition newspaper suggesting Turkey smuggled arms to...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2017 file photo, anti-government protesters block a highway in Caracas, Venezuela. The opposition's recent wave of protests of near-daily demonstrations hit the symbolic mark of 100 days on Sunday, July 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
July 09, 2017 - 12:00 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Anti-government protests in Venezuela hit the symbolic mark of 100 days on Sunday with a grim record of at least 92 dead and more than 1,500 injured. The decision Saturday to release opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez from prison and place him under house arrest has once...
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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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